Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $375,000)
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).
This project will improve the safety, health, and well-being of infants and toddlers in Los Angeles County who have been removed from their parents and caregivers due to allegations of abuse, neglect, or abandonment. These children will benefit from advocacy by specially trained and supported volunteers from CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Los Angeles who will gather information about the unique needs of these children, submit written reports, and make recommendations to the court in the children's best interests. NCA/NCF