Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $500,000)
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.
Yakima County, Washington, is implementing OJJDP's comprehensive gang model to address an extremely serious, violent and deeply-rooted problem with Hispanic youth gangs. The funding will be used to implement the Opportunities Provision and Social Intervention strategies. The five components described in the Project Design section will provide assessment, Individualized Service Plans, case management, mentoring, educational and employment services, an After School program, a Transition-Reentry School, mental health therapy, chemical dependency treatment, life skills, referral to community resource agencies, and recreational activities. Yakima County Comprehensive Gang Project (YCCYGP) will be overseen by an advisory committee that was formed in 2008 and has since worked diligently to develop and secure funding for a comprehensive youth gang project. NCA/NCF