Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $150,000)
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 Generations Youth Mentoring Program (GYMP) sponsored by Generations, Inc. targets youth ages of 10 ' 18 years living in Camden County, NJ who have committed or are 'at-risk' for committing acts of violence. The primary program goal is to provide youth and their families with social, emotional and educational support, by identifying and addressing the causal factors of potential negative behaviors and family dysfunction. Youth learn to identify individual strengths and translate this knowledge into behaviors leading to positive educational outcomes and concrete social adjustment. Youth and their caregivers will be linked to localized support systems and provided intensive mentoring and accountability strategies, ultimately leading to job training/entrepreneurial opportunities, educational advancement and financial stability for caretakers and children in their residential custody. Process towards these goals is measured by a variety of assessment tools, including but not limited to, pre/post-tests, client evaluations, social, emotional and academic assessments. The GYVP provides clients with consistent social and emotional support. Generations, Inc., a Community Development Corporation established by Bethany Baptist Church, under the leadership of Bishop David G. Evans, has an established history of providing community centered services to the residents in Camden County and the surrounding communities. NCA/NCF