Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $125,000)
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 goal of Project Avary's Breaking the Intergenerational Cycle of Incarceration project aims to improve life outcomes for Bay Area children with parents in prison. The project will achieve three objectives: 1) children ages 8 to 13 will develop and strengthen social and emotional skills and will have serious mental health needs addressed; 2) caregivers' capacity to support and nurture children in their care will improve; and 3) teens ages 14 to 17 will acquire and strengthen life skills for successful young adulthood. Grant funding will support counseling, instruction and skill development during the annual summer camp and the school year as well as the family advocate and trained social worker positions. Project Avary will document the following: children's acquisition of anger management and conflict resolution skills; caregivers' improved ability to provide a more secure and nurturing home environment; and teens' expanded capacity to achieve success in high school and make a successful transition to independence. NCA/NCF