Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $1,000,000)
The OJJDP FY 10 Earmarks Program furthers the Departments 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 purpose of the "Back to School: Reducing Truancy through Early Intervention" project is to implement truancy prevention and reduction initiatives at four select middle schools in Wisconsin in an effort to reduce truancy, increase school attendance, and increase graduation rates. The target population is middle school youth who are habitually truant, are exhibiting truancy behaviors, or are at-risk for becoming habitual truants. The Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance will award subgrants to four middle school-based truancy prevention/reduction initiatives. Subgrant applicants will be encouraged to design initiatives using evidence-based truancy principles that address the unique characteristics of the students, families, and communities they serve. The OJA juvenile justice specialist and a grants specialist will monitor subgrantee activities and, with the assistance of other OJA staff, provide technical assistance as needed to subgrantees to help them successfully implement their initiatives. NCA/NCF