Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $1,000,000)
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 Rural Youth Crime Prevention Program (RYCPP) is a collaborative effort among five social service agencies that serve the five most populous islands of Hawaii: the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii; the YMCA of Honolulu; the Boys and Girls Club of Big Island; a Ka Hana Ka Ike in Maui; and the Molokai Youth Center. The Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii is the lead agency for the RYCPP. The RYCPP was originally created in 2005 by a previous Congressional Earmark and provided funding for three years. This new program will build upon the successes of that program and will being on October 1, 2009 and will continue for one year. The primary goal and objective of the RYCPP is to provide youth, ages 7 through 17, who live in rural and isolated areas on the five islands, with after school programs that are designed to prevent, reduce, or eliminate anti-social behaviors, including juvenile crime and alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, by increasing these youths' protective factors and decreasing related risk factors. The outcomes that will be achieved are a reduction in delinquent and risky behaviors among participants and an increase in positive attitudes towards school and life in general. NCA/NCF