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).
With this federal grant award, the Children's Home of Wheeling will provide residential treatment services for children who have been removed from their caregivers due to severe abuse, neglect and/or abandonment. The overall goal of the program is to reduce the trauma these children have experienced and decrease future involvement in high risk behaviors such as: gang activity, underage drinking, drug abuse, truancy, and low school performance. NCA/NCF