Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $120,000)
The OJJDP FY 09 Earmarks Programs further the Department's mission by providing grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended, to organizations identified in the Explanatory Statement Regarding H.R. 1105 (Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009), 155 Cong. Rec. H1653 (daily ed. Feb. 23, 2009) (statement by Rep. Obey, Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations of the House).
The East Hartford Youth Task Force is charged with the planning, and implementation of services to youth between the ages of 10-15 who are at most risk for juvenile delinquency. The task force in its first year assessed and prioritizes the risk factors and conditions that impact youth, developed policies and procedures that cut across agencies and departments to meet the needs of youth in a comprehensive way. After a year of data collection, the Task Force has developed town wide strategies to address the most significant risk factors for this community and identified youths who are at most risk. Starting October 1st 2009 till June 2011, the Task force will implement town wide programming to reduce Truancy, Early Childhood aggression and Chronic delinquency. The Task Force will coordinate Truancy Prevention Partnership activities with the school system; Adventure Service Learning Activities, Anger Management groups and individualized service plans for these youths and appropriate services for families where children are displaying early aggressive behaviors. The goals of these activities are to decrease the rate of truancy, decrease number of juvenile arrests, school suspensions and to disrupt the cycle of early onset of aggression and delinquent behaviors. NCA/NCF