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 City of Arlington will work with the Arlington Youth Association through the Arlington Recreation Department to provide community and recreational activities for twenty at risk youths ages 10-17. The Arlington Youth Association will utilize a collaborative approach that includes the Boys and Girls Club, Arlington Police Department and the City of Arlington's Recreation Department to create a safe environment for learning that supports those students that have barriers to success. The primary focus of this grant will be to improve the current recreational facility in order to offer a safe and appropriate environment for youth to participate in the AYA program.
The primary objectives of this program include: (1) Reducing by 10% the number of disciplinary infractions in a year with youth participating in the program; and (2) Reducing by 10% the number of juvenile court infractions in year one with youth participating in the program.