Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $620,000)
The OJJDP FY 10 Earmarks Program furthers 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 Conference Report to accompany the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (P.L. 111-117), H.R. Conf. Rep. No. 111-366 at 702-714.
The recipient, the Orange Police Department, is responsible for Quabbin Mediation's implementation and management of two youth-focused programs: 1. school/community-based Training Active Bystanders (TAB) with the Mahar Regional School District which includes Orange, the Athol-Royalston Regional School District, the Holyoke School District, and a Fitchburg-based Charter school. 2. Community-police collaboration, Enhancing Community Policing (ECP) with Orange, Athol, Greenfield, and Pittsfield Police Departments. The purpose is collaboration among schools, communities, and police to promote safety and wellbeing. Funding allows free service provision and helps reimburse schools and police for participation costs. TAB's goal is to reduce bullying and violence by training 96 students and 54 community adults to teach TAB in schools, serving 2,636. ECP's goal is to build community-police partnerships to facilitate dispute resolution by training 40 police officers and 35 community members in mediation skills, training 40 mediators about police issues, and providing mediation services for over 200.