Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $200,000)
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 Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS) to Youth and Family Development Services project addresses gaps in services available to low-income, at-risk students during the regular school day, and simultaneously assists the students and parents/guardians in strengthening their English language and parenting skills. This research-based, high quality project consists of four main program components, all under the umbrella of the ACCESS to Youth and Family Development Services project. It is designed as a prevention program that works with the family as a unit, offering the youth and their families a wealth of opportunities for development in all areas of their lives--thereby ultimately minimizing the chances of youth delinquency. The program focuses on developing youth's academic, social, and emotional needs, while offering parents/guardians comprehensive services to help them become supporters and advocates for their children's learning and development. The target community for this project is South Dearborn, a geographically isolated community that is densely populated with new immigrant, low-income residents. The number of individuals served through this project is broken down by program component, and totals 240 active participants. NCA/NCF