Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $65,000)
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 funding request addresses continued support to the Marshall Group Home in Lyon County. Sheriffs Youth Programs of MN opened its Marshall Group home in 2006, filling a need created when the previous group home went out of business. Sheriffs Youth Programs maintains a Host County Contract with Lyon County for the operation of the group home services. Lyon County serves youth from Lincoln and Murray counties as well. At risk youth are provided with a quality living environment while family issues or individual problems can be worked through. Youth receive counseling to address individualized problems with abuse, self esteem, drug and alcohol treatment, and truancy, among other issues as well.
Progress is measured by a reduction in at-risk behaviors, satisfaction surveys, and program completion, as well as PQI (Performance Quality Improvement) measures in accordance with the agency's accreditation standards. NCA/NCF