Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $300,000)
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.
Save Our Future/Mothers On the March After-School Program, Intervention & Enrichment will provide services in one of the most impoverished, gang endangered inner-city areas in the Country: South Central Los Angeles. Program participants will be youthful gang members, or youths exhibiting multiple identified gang risk factors, or those directly traumatized by murder or assault. Program services will directly achieve project goals of prevention of delinquency risk behaviors, lessening of gang participation, preparation of participants for employment, and prevention of child victimization (including abuse and neglect). Save Our Future's research validated services will include these activities to achieve project goals: gang prevention, gang intervention (therapeutic confrontation), in-depth assessment, counseling, case management, remedial education, career specific education, personal development workshops and curricula, employment readiness, specialized job preparation training modules, conflict mediation and follow-up activities. Project services will cause specific measurable changes in individual and group behavior that are the stated objectives of the SOF/MOM After-School Program. Measurable changes in individual behavior include lowered percentage of youth who offend/re-offend, elimination of the display of gang signs, and/or avoidance of gang-related clothing. Measurable changes in group behavior include diminished incidents of gang related graffiti at school and fewer incidents involving gang conflict at school. NCA/NCF