Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $300,000)
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 expand the provision of services to children in the Dependency Court of Los Angeles County who are served by the Lancaster, California office of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Los Angeles. The project will increase the number of children served in the Antelope Valley service area of the Lancaster office. The project will enable CASA staff to become involved earlier in the court process with each child in order to ensure that needed services are identified and provided to each child. NCA/NCF