Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $75,000)
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 Dooly County Youth Leadership Program was created to target juvenile offenders and to intervene before they become repeat offenders, but to also target high-risk juveniles to prevent them from becoming offenders. The program will serve forty youth in grades 9-12 as well as participants who graduate from high school and pursue college or other career oriented opportunities in the Bridge component of the youth leadership program. The Dooly County Youth Leadership Program will provide prevention/intervention services and activities including staff training and supervision, home visitation, conflict resolution, Rites of Passage programs, anger management, life skills training, community service projects, cultural/educational field trips and leadership training. Program goals are to increase the high school completion rate, reduce the number of participants that are juvenile offenders or re-offenders, and increase the number of participants that demonstrate good citizenship characteristics. Progress toward these goals will be measured by short term and intermediate outcome measures showing the percent of youth who offend/re-offend and percent of youth exhibiting desired change in targeted behaviors. NCA/NCF