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U-Turn Gang Prevention Program Earmark Grant - After-school program designed to divert elementary age at-risk youth from being recruited into gang involvment or activity.

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
San Bernardino
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $82,000)

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 current U-Turn Project targets the city's 18 elementary schools. U-Turn will expand to include the junior high, middle schools, and high schools. The U-Turn Prevention Program is an after school program that is held at the school sites, Monday-Friday, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Presently, U-Turn is located at Del Rey Elementary School, Irwin Elementary School, and Sixth Street Prep.

The effectiveness of the Victorville Network component of the U-Turn Project will be measured and evaluated through quantitative and qualitative measures. U-Turn family members will be administered program questionnaires to determine personal growth, sustainable behavior change, attitudinal change and school/career milestones. U-Turn staff, teachers, counselors, as well as community leaders will administer these measurement tools. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 18, 2010