Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $45,000)
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 purpose of this project is to educate local high school students on the political process thereby engaging them in meaningful and relative school work. This program focuses on the local high school aged student population, including low to moderate income students. The program will educate students about the political process in California though the "hands on" experience of developing a sample state bill, including lobbying and defending their bill. The students will develop their own bill, attend two training and elections conferences and travel to Sacramento for the Model Legislature and Model Court session. The objective of this program is to increase the students' understanding of the bill process. YMCA of Burbank will report on required performance measures such as number of youth served and number of youth who offend/reoffend to OJJDP. NCA/NCF