Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $820,000)
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 seeks to address and reduce the victimization of 3,200 special education needs juveniles and other children with disabilities (i.e., autism, cerebral palsy, downs syndrome), the majority less than 18 years old.
By development of Self-Determination and Anti-Bullying training curricula, interventional modules and online tools focusing on these target children, much more attention will be paid to the 'victims' of deteriorating interactive situations in addition to the more prevalent focus on 'perpetrators."