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).
The Dooly County Community Enrichment Coalition will implement the Youth Leadership Program to target juvenile offenders and to intervene before they become repeat offenders. It will also target high-risk juvenile non-offenders to prevent them from becoming offenders. The Youth Leadership Program will include teen pregnancy prevention and drug prevention workshops, educational field trips, cultural field trips, career exploration, and community service projects. The youth development coordinator will provide intensive case management, resources and referrals as needed, and track and monitor participant performance.
The project's main objectives are to increase high school completion rate, reduce number of participants that are juvenile offenders or re-offenders, and increase the number of participants that demonstrate good citizenship characteristics. Progress toward these objectives will be measured by short term and intermediate outcome measures showing the percent of youth who offend/re-offend and percent of youth exhibiting desired change in targeted behaviors.