Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $100,000)
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 Tuskegee Youth Safe Haven / Police Mini-Station is a drug and violence prevention initiative whose goals include (1) keeping Macon County youth from involvement in the criminal justice system and (2) assisting Macon County youth in maintaining or improving their academic performance. The program, working with local law enforcement, will meet weekdays, in a public housing community center afterschool to engage 50 high risk youth ages 5 to 18 years with youth development interventions through efforts that include life skills training, educational support, mentoring, physical and recreational activities, and health/nutritional training.