Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $400,000)
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 University of South Carolina will fund two studies with this award. The first study utilizes archival file review to inform policy makers about the nature and prevalence of domestic violence involvement and mentoring experiences in arrested juveniles. The second study continues efforts to investigate the efficacy of the University's domestic violence prevention program, "Building Strong Relationships ' It's All About Respect."