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 goal of the Criminal Justice Career Academy is to prepare high school seniors in Gadsden County, Florida for career success through a the implementation of a rigorous academic and career curriculum. This goal will be achieved through the following objectives: provide career awareness (including criminal justice career fields), provide career skill instruction, award certifications, and develop a community partnership to be led by the Gadsden County Schools in collaboration with the Florida Public Safety Institute (PSI) at Tallahassee Community College (TCC) to support the implementation of the initiative. Data will be collected to measure student enrollment, student participation, and program completion. NCA/NCF