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 purpose of the Hawaiian Gardens Gang Intervention/Drop Out Prevention Program ("Program") is to reduce the number of students recruited into gang membership or who fail high school and leave or drop-out due to lack of needed early intervention and intensive intervention services. The population to be served includes high school students from Hawaiian Gardens who are at-risk and high risk for school failure due to academic struggles, truancy, discipline referrals and criminal activity. The Program's activities supporting project goals and objectives are to provide: academic tutoring to referred students; mentoring services; an interventionist to develop strategies on career or college options; evidence-based programs that teach social skills and life skills training; and intensive services, such as mental health services for one-to-one or gang intervention group sessions. Short-term and intermediate Program outcomes will include: 1) an integrated case management approach in all activities; 2) evidence-based programs to hone student's social or leadership skills, and academic success; 3) at least a 90% student Program completion rate; 4) increased student knowledge of career or college paths; 5) an increase in the number of students graduating from high schools; and 6) positive school and life achievement and success. NCA/NCF