Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $175,000)
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 Montana Second Judicial District Youth Project's purpose is to address truancy and poor school performance in the targeted population, with the goal of reducing the prevalent dropout rate within B-SB. The components of the B-SB Youth Project will help address serious needs of troubled youth and at the same time maintain and promote well adjusted and productive youth, eventually creating a new cycle of behaviors drastically different from previous generations.
The Youth Project's target population consists of children involved in the child welfare system and the juvenile justice system in grades pre-school to 12th grade. The Youth Project will identify children within this targeted population who have demonstrated poor school performance resulting in a reduction in grade level. An individual supplemental education program will be established for each participant in the program. This supplemental program will be designed to address the specific educational needs of the individual child. Youth Project progress will be measured by the individual's overall school performance and attendance and evaluations completed by school teachers and the Youth Project Coordinator. Evaluations will also be conducted by local mental health providers.