Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $75,000)
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).
A Place Called Home (APCH) proposes the APCH's Family Systems Wraparound Counseling Center to provide Wraparound Services to 100 at-risk youth over a two year period. The project will target 'at-risk youth' as identified by poor academic performance, behavioral and disciplinary challenges as evidenced by school/center suspensions, truancy, poor school/center attendance, gang affiliation and foster care. APCH target population is youth between the ages of 8 and 18. The goal of the program is to provide youth with the tools they need to identify and address their negative, destructive or counter-productive behaviors, and to seek growth and learn new skills through one-on-one and group counseling sessions. APCH will utilize a comprehensive array of techniques including: interpretive play, narrative therapies, psychoanalysis, behavior modification and support interventions. Youth will meet with their therapist once a week with the anticipation that 60% of them will complete their sessions in the eight weeks. Progress will be measured by the following intermediate and short-term outcomes: 1) Increase youths academic performance for by 10% in Year one and by 15% in Year two; 2) Decrease youths violent behavior and discipline in new participants by 10% in Year one and 20% in Year two. NCA/NCF