Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $25,000)
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.
The Coalition for a Drug Free Lana'i's (CDFL) Youth Mentoring Program is a program aimed at preventing delinquency and victimization among Lana'i youth. In order to achieve this goal, CDFL will reduce risk factors and increase protective factors among 80% of the program participants. The Youth Mentoring Program will target Lana'i youth in grades 4 through 12. The youth will participate in evidence-based formal mentoring aimed at decreasing risk factors and increasing protective factors. The youth will be referred by Lana'i High and Elementary School and the Lana'i Arts & Cultural Program. Adult mentors will meet with the mentees on a weekly basis for one year and will assist them with schoolwork as well as engage them in recreational activities. In order to evaluate the success of the program, the adult mentors and the student participants will complete surveys on a monthly basis which will indicate decreases or increases in risk and protective factors. At the end of the program, the surveys will be collected and assessed by an external evaluator who will determine the success of the program. Throughout the duration of the program, the CDFL Project Director will input data in the OJJDP Data Reporting Tool (DCTAT).