Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $298,584)
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 Visiting Nurses of Omaha will use federal funds to continue their multidisciplinary approach to meeting the challenging needs of families and children at risk for abuse and neglect by utilizing home visitors including public health nurses, parent coaches and social workers. The goals for this multidisciplinary home visitation program are: 1) to prevent child abuse and neglect, including domestic violence toward the teen parent; 2) to promote child well-being in physical and developmental domains; 3) to prevent youth offending through education, employment, and family relationship goals.