Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $200,000)
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 purpose of this project is to prevent and reduce victimization and/or delinquent behavior among at-risk children younger than age 18 living in Wayne County, Michigan. The Wayne County Department of Children and Family Services will partner with The Guidance Center's Kids-TALK Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) and Family Support Services to connect at-risk children and their families to services designed to mitigate risk factors while increasing protective factors. The CAC offers child victims of alleged sexual/severe physical abuse services including assessment, case management, forensic interviewing, individual, family, and group therapy. Therapeutic services are evidence-based or promising practices in the field of child abuse, such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Family Support Services include case management, individual/ group mentoring, after-school tutoring, individual/ group counseling, support groups, summer arts and literacy camps, independent living skills, job readiness training and social-emotional skill building.