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Sanctuary, Incorporated of Guam's At-Risk Youth Services Programs

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $150,000)

Through the Byrne Congressionally Mandated Awards program, the Office of Justice Programs helps communities improve the capacity of local justice systems and supports training and technical assistance programs and other efforts that strategically target local needs. This program is authorized to organizations identified in the Conference Report to accompany the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010.

Sanctuary, Incorporated of Guam will implement an at-risk youth services program with the goal of reducing and preventing running away, dropping out of school, substance abuse and juvenile delinquency by enhancing and expanding current services, particularly outreach and prevention activities. The program will serve at-risk youth between the ages of 12 and 17 who are already a part of existing Sanctuary shelter services or who are referred by partnering agencies. Activities proposed for this program include mentoring activities to assist in academic tracking, self-esteem building, anger management, goals setting and life skills instruction. These activities will be implemented to achieve the objectives of implementing evidence-based practices, recruiting, training and retaining 30 adult mentors, providing mentoring services to 60 youth per year, decreasing the number of youth who offend/reoffend, increasing school attendance and educational accomplishments and providing a comprehensive continuum of care to include enhanced services provided by Sanctuary's other existing programs. The grantee will report on required performance measures such as number of youth served and number of youth who offend/reoffend to OJJDP. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 12, 2010