Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $250,000)
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).
Phoenix Academy of Los Angeles 'Access to Treatment' Initiative ensures that a greater number of Los Angeles County adolescents will have the opportunity to receive substance abuse and mental health treatment that they desperately need. The program's goals are to (1) Increase access to a continuum of care for youth within Los Angeles communities and (2) Enhance Phoenix Academy's Outpatient Program to reach more youth in need of substance abuse and/or mental health services. Specifically, over the program's 12 months, Phoenix House will: maintain contact with 40 schools, churches, and organizations via monthly phone calls and weekly emails; participate in 32 meetings and resource fairs that are held in the community or at Phoenix Academy; generate 300 referrals and 36 screenings via a fully-staffed 'call center'; provide youth/families with monthly opportunities to receive assistance with enrolling into Medi-Cal programs; extend the hours of operation for Outpatient services by 2.5 hours per week; double the capacity for outpatient groups; and assist 40 clients with transportation costs when participating in outpatient services. Client statistics and program activities will be maintained and evaluated on a monthly basis to ensure all objectives are being met within the appropriate timeline. NCA/NCF