Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $300,000)
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).
Allendale serves both male and female children and adolescents who are experiencing a wide variety of problems. While each child's course of treatment is individualized, many treatment components are available to all in placement, as determined by multidisciplinary treatment planning.
The goal is to help children overcome hardships and benefit from a living environment that addresses problems while focusing on strengths and the development of strong, healthy relationships. Specifically, Allendale's Specialized and Traditional Foster Care Program serves a population ranging from childhood to adolescence (all under the age of 19). NCA/NCF