Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $200,000)
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 City of Brockton has identified through local research that a large percentage of drugs, guns and gang violence is being committed by young males, age 18 and younger between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and midnight. The City has also identified that there are many students at-risk for dropping out of school for a variety of reasons. The students are also at risk for gang involvement and illegal activity once they have dropped out of school. The proposal will fund "Brockton After Dark", a summer youth program. In addition, the grant will support street outreach workers for four months when their current funding ends. A high level of support will be initiated from the Mayor's Office to coordinate these activities and collaborate with Brockton Public Schools, the Police Department, the District Attorney's Office, Brockton's Promise, the Shannon Collaborative and other organizations, agencies, the faith-based community, businesses, youth, parents and the community. NCA/NCF