Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $350,000)
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 Boys & Girls Club of Worcester's Gang Prevention through Targeted Outreach program (GPTTO) will connect youth-at-risk, ages 8 to 18 years, with caring adults and to programs that meet their needs and interests in order to reduce youth gang involvement, juvenile delinquency and recidivism. In addition, three case workers will provide case-management and counseling services to 150 at-risk-youth (50 at each of their three Clubhouse sites), referred primarily from the Worcester Police Department's Gang Unit. The goal is to improve their behavior and school performance. The youths' success and the relationships with caring adults will allow the Club to impact juvenile delinquency and recidivism by at least 50% among the targeted youth while improving social competency and school attendance. Goals will be measured by evaluating data compiled from the Efforts to Outcomes software program, reviewing all participants' report cards, and by working closely with the Worcester Police Department to review a list of the 150 participating youth to determine whether or not those participants have been involved in gang or delinquent activities. NCA/NCF