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Helping Families Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $249,893)

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 Gadsden's, Helping Families Program has three major components. The first component is the strengthening family comprehensive service provided at the Family Resource Center. The second component is a partnership with Gadsden City schools after school programs. A full time aide is provided to two middle schools both serving at-risk and low income youth. This is a critical addition to the program, as it lowers the per student ratio. Additional staff will ensure school retention. The third component is the addition of a family counselor at the Resource Center. The staff in this position will see students and their families based on referrals from schools, agencies and judges in the county. Some performance measures will focus on grades, attitudes and changes in behavior. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 13, 2010