Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $188,000)
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 Adolescent Treatment Expansion Program (ATEP) of the Drug Abuse Alternatives Center (DAAC) proposes to provide evidence-based substance abuse treatment for youth in the outlying areas of Sonoma County through individual and group counseling, and parent engagement and support. More than 400 youth will be enrolled in local early intervention and treatment services, either during or after school hours, with at least seven different middle and/or high school sites in the outlying communities of the county including West County, Cloverdale, Windsor, Petaluma, Sonoma Valley and Healdsburg. Grounded in the knowledge of adolescent development, and cognitive-based therapy, ATEP provides individual and group counseling utilizing curricula which are appropriate for age, level of maturity, and family and peer involvement. At least 60% of youth served will successfully complete the minimum 90-day program, with 60% or more reporting reduced or no alcohol or other drug use. Additionally, at least 60% will indicate no new arrests and continued engagement in school or work activities after completion of the program. Admission and discharge information is gathered through two web-based systems (California Outcome Measurement System and Sonoma County Web-Interface Treatment System); additional and long-term data is obtained through quarterly Client Satisfaction Surveys and biannual Post-Discharge Surveys.