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Project Empowerment

Award Information

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Awardee County
Los Angeles
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $100,000)

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.

YWCA of Greater Los Angeles will use funds to implement a comprehensive program, "Project Empowerment" to address young women and crime in South Los Angeles, California. Project Empowerment will provide resources for young women, ages 11 to 18 to gain skills and knowledge to prevent crimes from occurring to them and also to curtail young women from being involved in committing crimes against others. The project aims to promote self confidence by providing positive confidence building workshops; college and career workshops; counseling; case management; and self defense classes to youth. Project Empowerment will also provide young women with a space to develop their ability to speak out against violence and abuse. Through Project Empowerment, YWCA of Greater Los Angeles will work to increase resources to youth through case management and community health centers. The grantee will report on required performance measures such as number of youth served and number of youth who offend/reoffend to OJJDP. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 18, 2010