Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $230,000)
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 fundamental mission of Phoenix Academy of Orange County's proposed project is to ensure that a greater number of Orange County adolescents, Hispanic/Latino adolescents in particular, receive access to desperately-needed substance abuse and family services. The program's goals are to: (1) improve access to treatment for underprivileged Hispanic youth and families by providing Spanish language services; (2) strengthen the admissions program through enhanced client and family engagement; (3) extend the availability of culturally competent post-treatment alternatives, such as aftercare, outpatient treatment, and linkages to social service agencies; (4) focus on individualized gender-specific treatment; and (5) enhance family services. NCA/NCF