Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $50,000)
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 Kenneth B. Walker (KBW) Residential Home, Inc. is a non-profit community organization that provides a safe haven for young male juveniles who have suffered child abuse or neglect and/or have been incarcerated within the juvenile system. This project will provide housing and assistance for boys, 8-17 years old, for a period of up to 90 days. The primary referral sources will come from the Department of Juvenile Justice. KBW expects to be able to provide services for up to 25-35 boys per year. The program will address the physical, psychological, and behavioral needs of the youth in the program through a prevention and treatment approach.
The objectives for this project include: (1) Providing shelter for 25-35 boys, ages 8-17 years, who suffer from child abuse and/or neglect, and meet the service eligibility criteria; (2) Conducting child abuse prevention education to youth in the program at least once per week; (3) Providing child abuse and neglect prevention education to parents within Muscogee County; (4) Collaborating with schools, community-based, faith-based, and social service agencies to provide child abuse prevention workshops; and (5) Reaching 75% participation of the youth in KBW Residential Home in the Too Good for Drugs (TGFD) prevention curriculum.