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 Generations Youth Empowerment Mentoring Program (GYEM) sponsored by Generations, Inc. will target at-risk and adjudicated youth ages 12 - 17 years. The primary goal of the program is to provide youth with individual and group mentoring support by identifying and addressing the causal factors of potential negative behaviors. Youth will identify individual strengths and translate this knowledge into behaviors leading to positive educational outcomes and concrete social adjustment. Youth are linked to localized support systems and are provided intensive mentoring and accountability strategies, leading to positive peer/adult attachments, job opportunities, educational advancement and financial stability for caretakers and their children. The GYEM Program will provide clients in-depth assessments, intensive treatment modalities, comprehensive care plans, and consistent social and emotional support. Youth will have direct access to "in-house" youth counseling and educational programs, GED and job training programs, mental health, social development services, and other socially conscience programs established to address the needs of youth and their families. Services provided by the GYEM Program will focus on a variety of prevention and intervention strategies that address youth delinquency and serve to improve the juvenile justice system. Specific direct service performance measures will include percent/number of youth with documented change in targeted behaviors as related to increased skill sets, academic performance and social/emotional adjustments associated with youth conflict and negative behaviors; percent/number of youth/families who adhere to program protocols and complete program requirements; stability of youth/family life skills and coping mechanisms as related to percent/number of reported youth conflicts and new offences or repeated offences; usage and knowledge of social service/community support resources; number of active and successful mentor/mentee matches; and percent/number of youth/family enrollment and served by evidence-based program practices. NCA/NCF