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).
MOMS, or Many on a Mission for Success, is a grassroots project designed by the Terrell County Family Connection, Inc. Collaborative Partnership. To address the teen pregnancy and the high school drop-out rates for Terrell County, Georgia, the project will utilize three strategies: 1) Promote positive youth development, 2) Ensure that vulnerable families have access to resources and opportunities, and 3) Promote opportunities that encourage the successful completion of high school and lifelong learning. The project will focus on youth and their families with a history of receiving services from the Department of Juvenile Justice and the Department of Family and Children Services as well as those youth referred by the school as at-risk students. The students and their families will then be connected to various community programs, resources, and activities.
Short term success of the project will be measured by performance and behavior changes as reported by the schools, as well as by youth surveys regarding self-reported changes in behavior. Long term success will be measured by positive changes in the county's high school graduation and teen pregnancy rates. NCA/NCF