Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $100,000)
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 Beaver County Minority Coalition (BCMC) noticed the lack of adequate services to address juvenile delinquency in Beaver County and the likelihood of repeat offenders who will stay in the criminal justice system will increase. Therefore, BCMC will perform a comprehensive assessment report of the juvenile justice system in Beaver County. This study will review and assess the diversion and supervision services; treatment/program services and detention alternatives; assess the role of the system in diverting juveniles from involvement in the adult criminal justice system or further involvement in the juvenile system; and updates in the juvenile age population. Upon completion BCMC will adopt the same principals that the nonprofit Coalition for Justice has implemented. Project goals include: family reunification, substance abuse counseling, recreation, culinary arts program, educational, mental health services, medical services, anti-violence training, anger management, training counseling, and diet with nutrition. BCMC will compare the Juvenile Court and Juvenile Court Clerk's actual practices against written policies, procedures, and established standards in primary areas of operation; compare the Juvenile Court system operations to industry benchmarks, peer city model juvenile court systems, and best practices; evaluate the operating efficiency and effectiveness of all Juvenile Court system operational areas; examine the allocation of personnel and other resources; identify major strengths and weaknesses for all operational areas and describe significant contributing factors; and describe any instances of non-compliance with laws and regulations, fraud and abuse, or illegal acts and provide a list of recommendations for areas where performance could be improved. NCA/NCF