Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $135,000)
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 Gang Alternatives Program (GAP) is proposing to implement My Gangfree Life® 4th Grade Gang Prevention Program. The program is a formal school-based program where Gangfree Life® Advisors instruct 4th grade students on both the realities of gang involvement and the alternatives that young people have available to them. The lessons begin with discussing the history of gangs, gang dress, graffiti and gang behaviors. Other lessons examine the consequences of gang involvement and its effect on the family and the future of the youth, and students are also introduced to positive lifestyle choices. The current components of the GAP program are: 1) My Gangfree Life® school-based gang prevention program for 2nd, 4th, and 6th graders, 2) a court approved Parent and Teen education program, 3) a graffiti prevention education program, 4) an extensive graffiti abatement and community clean up program, 5) youth job training and development, 6) case management, 7) STEP UP! after school programs, and 8) outreach and referral services. Data will be collected on performance measures and reported in the DCTAT. NCA/NCF