Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $950,000)
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 project proposes to enhance aftercare procedures for juveniles age 12-17 returning to the community from out of home placement by 1) implementing best practices found in the Argus Learning for Living Program Model, and by 2) initiating Pennsylvania's Probation Case Management Essentials for Youth in Placement (CME) by consulting with the National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ). The project proposes to expand participation in the existing Reentry Court program to include youth who are placed at Lucas County's YTC and committed to ODYS. The project also proposes to expand and enhance the existing Community Integration and Training for Employment (CITE) program which provides job training, paid work experience, linkage to employment and supervised community service activities. NCJJ staff will provide consultation to initiate the adaption and implementation of Pennsylvania's Probation Case Management Essentials for Youth in Placement (CME) to meet the needs of Lucas County. The proposal involves a twelve month project designed to be completed in three phases: 1) a comprehensive assessment of the current scope and nature of Lucas County's juvenile reentry model; 2) adaptation of the Pennsylvania CME model to a Lucas County specific model; and 3) implementation of the Lucas County CME model. The Lucas County Juvenile Court will take responsibility for submitting all performance measure reports to OJJDP. The Court has vast experience in collecting data, and measuring outputs/outcomes for federal, state and local grants as well as internal projects.