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 Newport News Targeted Outreach Program (TOP) proposes to expand the Boys and Girls Club Gang Prevention through Targeted Outreach Model to community-based youth-serving agencies throughout its community. Over a three-year grant period, the City of Newport News will provide 225 young people who are at risk of gang involvement or delinquent behavior with individualized and intensive case management services. The TOP program provides a central referral agency for community organizations, citizens and parents to refer young people for prevention services and reimbursement to community organizations that provide youth services and case management to the program. The program conducts an initial assessment to determine risk and protective factors, makes referrals to appropriate community agencies and monitors the progress of participants through intensive case management services.