Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $2,500,000)
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.
The Rural Youth Crime Prevention Program (RYCPP) for the 2010-11 fiscal year will be a collaborative effort among six social service agencies serving Hawaii: the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii (lead agency); the YMCA of Honolulu; the Boys and Girls Club of Big Island; the Boys and Girls Club of Maui; Ma Ka Hana Ka Ike; and the Molokai Youth Center. The program for FY 2010-11 will build upon the successes of earlier programs since 2005, and will add a new technology component. The primary goal and objective of the RYCPP is to provide youth, ages 7 through 17 who live in rural and isolated areas of Hawaii, with programs during after school hours that are designed to prevent, reduce, or eliminate anti-social behaviors, including juvenile crime and ATOD use, by increasing youth protective factors and decreasing related risk factors. The new technology component will especially impact the isolation experienced by youth in rural areas. The outcomes that will be achieved are projected to be a reduction in delinquent and risky behaviors among participants and an increase in positive attitudes towards school and life in general. NCA/NCF