Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $147,000)
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.
Boys Town Louisiana, Inc. will provide a Family Reunification Project (FRP) for youth under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court, on probation, or at significant risk of coming into the juvenile justice system. This project will implement a program design that combines social skill development from a highly acclaimed promising program and an in-home family service. Incorporating characteristics and factors that predict post-discharge success, such as well-planned reunification efforts, involvement of treatment and aftercare staff throughout the process, and thorough reiterative services linking families to community supports; this grant will allow further refinement and evaluation of the existing project. The anticipated results include providing youth a reduced length of stay in out-of-home placement; youth will be less likely to reoffend and require additional out-of-home placement; and youth and his/her family will demonstrate improvement in behavior/emotional functioning, parent and family functioning, and adaptive living skills. The population will include adolescents and their families from each of the five Boys Town sites who are referred to the FRP from the juvenile justice system or other entities working with a youth on probation or at significant risk of coming into the juvenile justice system. Progress will be measured by assessing treatment fidelity, length of stay and recidivism, child behavioral/emotional functioning, and parent and family functioning. NCA/NCF