Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $75,000)
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 will support recruitment, screening, training and supervision of Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers who advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children involved in juvenile court deprivation proceedings so they can grow in safe, permanent homes. The project will support these services in the Southwestern Judicial Circuit of Georgia (SOWEGA), which is comprised of six counties: Lee, Macon, Schley, Stewart, Sumter, and Webster. NCA/NCF