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 Chicago Urban League will initiate the African American Male Adolescent Project to reduce delinquent behaviors in identified communities and to increase the number of African American male youth equipped with appropriate and necessary life skills allowing them to become stable, self sufficient, contributing members of our society. This program will provide an intensive, comprehensive, holistic, and culturally based array of social services for program participants. Services include the following: assessment; development of individualized case plan; counseling; case management; 50 weekly group sessions to cover topics on self esteem, responsibility to self, family, and community, family negotiation, gang resistance education, value of education to future employment, substance abuse education, physical and sexual health; 12 monthly enrichment activities to provide exposure to youth of positive lifestyle; employment opportunities for juniors and senior level participants; and college tour to historically black college(s). Parents/guardians will participate in monthly family education workshops to assist in developing improved parenting skills. Progress towards these goals will be measured through the following: participant self reports; parent/guardian reports; school reports; case manager observation; number of activities that client participates; number of group sessions attended by participants; participant's availability for individual counseling; number of delinquent behaviors demonstrated in given period. NCA/NCF