Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $200,000)
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 Family Directions program of Parents Anonymous of Iowa will use these federal funds to provide evidenced based family strengthening programs with an emphasis on programs that address the protection of youth and children, builds social skills and incerases responsibility factors in adolescents. This project will offer up to 30 comprehensive Parents Anonymous community based programs for: 1) families with children who have been identified as at risk for maltreatment or neglect;2) families seeking assistance and support in learning healthy and appropriate parenting skills and maintaining those skills; 3)families with lack of stability factors;and 4) youth and children who are affected by family stress, discord, family violence or any factors contributing to the overall stability and health of family systems.