Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $82,000)
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 U-turn Prevention Program is an after school program held at school sites Monday through Friday from 3-6pm. U-turn is designed to eliminate gang activity. It seeks to strengthen the family structure and sense of belonging to the community. Families participate for a minimum of 3 years. Families receive counseling, classes, field trips and community support. Performance measures reflect career advancement, high school completion, participation in community activities, attitudinal changes and a reduction of criminal records. NCA/NCF