Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $200,000)
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 expand the number of African American, Hispanic and bilingual volunteers who serve as advocates with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Los Angeles. The project will support recruitment, training, deployment and services for additional African American, Hispanic and bilingual volunteers and will serve to increase the number of children served in California's 33rd Congressional District by 100 (including those who are either taken from or placed in or near the district). The project will also support cultural awareness training to CASA staff and volunteers.