Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $500,000)
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 South Salt Lake will initiate the SSL Afterschool and Gang Prevention Project. Through this program, the City of South Salt Lake will recruit and train qualified staff who will build relationships with the city's high risk youth, utilizing model, best and evidence based programs and practices. The project will also strengthen partnerships and build capacity to address risk factors and promote protective factors, with special emphasis on preventing and reducing gang involvement in South Salt Lake, Utah. In collaboration with project partners, the City of South Salt Lake will achieve its goals: 1) to prevent and reduce delinquent behavior and victimization within South Salt Lake and 2) to build resiliency factors to act as protection from gangs and other risks that face SSL youth. The performance measures are: the number of partners and services leveraged; the number of students served; the number of hours the students participate in the program and the number of activities planned and conducted.