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 Chabad of the Valley Prevention, Resource, Information and Drug Education Project (Project PRIDE) is to reduce drugs and alcohol usage among the 10-17 year old students in the San Fernando Valley. PRIDE will provide alcohol and drug prevention education, educational literature and an innovative website resource for children ages 10-17 in the cities in congressional district 27, including Tarzana, Reseda, Northridge, Mission Hills, Grenada Hills, North Hollywood and Van Nuys and parts of Encino. The goal of Project PRIDE is to reduce alcohol, tobacco and other drug use among 10-17 year olds in San Fernando Valley, California. Project PRIDE will achieve its goal by implementing these objectives: (1) To provide school-based and community-based classes and presentations to educate 1,500 youth about the risks of substance abuse; (2) To produce age-appropriate educational pamphlet for 10,000 youth to learn about the dangers of drinking alcohol and using drugs; and (3) Develop a website targeting at-risk youth that serves as an educational platform and provides 24-hour access to referrals to local drug/alcohol abuse prevention programs. Success will be measured using usage and treatment data collected from the California Healthy Kids Survey, and Project PRIDE counselors, staff and volunteers. NCA/NCF