Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $150,000)
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 Truancy Intervention Project (TIP) recruits, trains and retains attorney and non-attorney volunteers to develop strong, committed, mentoring relationships with the children in the project. Using a child's referral as a catalyst for positive, early intervention, TIP seeks to interrupt the pattern of negative behaviors by connecting youth to public and private resources and a team of committed adults who can act as role models and support systems. In addition to supporting this award winning project in Georgia, OJJDP grant funds will be used to share the program model with jurisdictions in other parts of the country. Specifically, during the project period, staff will travel to, and work with leadership in, Boston, MA, Charlotte, NC and Seattle, WA to explore the establishment of similar intervention efforts for youth in those areas. NCA/NCF