Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $250,000)
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.
Hoops Express, Inc. is requesting funding for the Hope Project which supports at risk families in Newburgh, NY. The Hope Project focuses on excellence through daily and evening programming to provide supportive services to youth ages 8-18, including those who are at risk of entering the justice system. The plan is to provide unique, comprehensive, multifaceted programs that will effectively target an additional 100 at-risk adolescent participants from the general youth population who are difficult to reach and most at risk of becoming victims or perpetrators of violence. The primary objective is to provide educational, social and community experience in the City of Newburgh where youth related violence is prevalent. To date, The HOPE Project reduces criminal activity, truancy, improves grades, and has an overall success rate of 70%.
The goals of the project are to reduce recidivism and gang participation, improve academic performance, and allow each participant to gain positive community performance through work and community involvement. Data collection will be done on a project level by Hoops Express, Inc., with the Hoops Express case manager coordinating and collating participant data across all participating agencies.