Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $500,000)
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 Courage to Speak Foundation Substance Abuse Prevention for Parents and Children Capacity Building Project will further develop and expand its school, community and parent drug prevention education programs. The project has a national reach and will provide more school-based and parent programming in additional schools and communities in Connecticut and other states and improve the ability of parents to discuss substance abuse issues with their children. The target population is students in grades 4 through 12 and their parents. The project will further develop the organizational infrastructure required to take the Courage to Speak Foundation to the next level in program growth. Priorities include high risk communities in Connecticut and beyond, creating increased demand for Courage to Speak school-based elementary and middle school curricula and the newest program Courage to Speak Drug Prevention Education for After School Programs, and expansion of the parent prevention program which educates parents to keep their children safe from drugs. While the goal focuses on school-based programs and adoption of Courage to Speak curricula in schools, more rapid introduction of the Courage to Speak model will be made using The Courage to Speak Presentation, along with Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101 and the annual Courage to Speak Empowering Youth to be Drug Free Family Nights. NCA/NCF