Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $100,000)
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.
This project is part of an ongoing planning process by a collaboration of youth serving organizations (called the Community Response Plan or CRP) to prevent youth violence through positive youth development activities to be offered at the Chinatown Youth Center. The planning process continues a collaboration begun in 2001 and focused upon preventing violence perpetrated by and towards Asian and Pacific Islander youth. The goals for this project are to implement Phase 1 of the youth center program with components that are high priority and low cost and are consistent with positive youth development principles. The target population is Asian and Pacific Islander (API) youth from 12 to 17 years of age but the center will be open to all youth who wish to participate. The activities offered in the full operating version of the youth center will be a tiered leadership program, computer lab, college and job readiness workshops,college tours, internships, media arts workshops and events, health education, and group and individual counseling. The specific programs to be offered in Phase 1 of the Chinatown Youth Center will be determined between now and the grant award. Performance measures will calculate the percentage of youth who complete program requirements, who are enrolled in an evidence-based program, who offend or reoffend and who are assessed as showing a desired change in behaviors. NCA/NCF