Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $100,000)
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 Dominico American Society project seeks to improve school attendance and increase the parental involvement with at-risk youth population so they are able to improve their academic lives and avoid delinquency. Parents will be offered Computer Training for a three months period for a year. Computer classes are a basic course were the participant will be able to learn how to operate a computer as well as its programs for a period of three months. The project will offer 2 classes twice a week for 12 weeks. The project seeks to serve at least 100 parents over a one year period. Progress will be measured by the number of participants attending the classes and completing the 12-weeks course. The After School Program will monitor the school attendance and performance of the at-risk youth in our programs. The grantee will have communication with the school that participants attend as well as the parents of each participant. The grantee will obtain a copy of school report card and help the participants with any problem that they are having in their academic performance or school attendance and get the parent more involved with their children education. NCA/NCF