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Strengthening Family and Mental Health Services for Underserved Youth in Los Angeles County

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $800,000)

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.

Phoenix Houses of Los Angeles, Inc. will use this earmark for the strengthening of substance abuse, mental health, and family services at its residential and outpatient treatment programs at the Phoenix Academy of Los Angeles, located in Lake View Terrace, CA. With the requested funding, Phoenix Academy will be able to: a) expand treatment services and improve the effectiveness of interventions for youth in crisis, prior to involvement with the juvenile justice system; b) strengthen substance abuse and mental health services by enhancing and implementing additional evidence-based treatment practices; new assessment tools; and implementation of an Integrated Electronic Health Record System; c) enrich the scope of family services to engage parents and care givers in the recovery process of troubled youth; and d) enhance long-term recovery by providing outpatient treatment and continuing care services with referrals for unmet needs to other providers in the community. During the 12-months of the project, from August 1, 2010 to July 31, 2011, we will provide enhanced services using evidence-based curricula to 300 youth in our residential program and 50 youth in our outpatient program. NCA/NCF

Date Created: July 27, 2010