Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $100,000)
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 Office of the Attorney General of Virginia will develop and implement a Gang Prevention Coordination Program. This program will facilitate information sharing and coordination among government and law enforcement agencies, as well as community organizations, schools, and other organizations that serve youth, while also coordinating existing prevention initiatives.
Communication and open dialogue will be essential to address the problems faced by at-risk youth and families struggling to survive in the increasingly urban and violent environment of the Richmond area. This program will facilitate collaboration among the programs and agencies serving the at-risk population, as well as identify and address service gaps. A full-time Gang Prevention Coordinator will coordinate gang awareness and prevention efforts. The Coordinator will ensure that outcomes and performance measures are tracked and that the community is aware of the threat posed by gangs and gang crime through presentations of up-to-date information on the issue and create collaboration among existing programs and organizations engaged in prevention work. NCA/NCF