Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $400,000)
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 Santa Clara County Office of Education plans to create an At-Risk Youth Student Information System (ARYSIS) that will be a confidential countywide database with the educational records and history, required accommodations under law, attendance, discipline, immunizations, parent/guardian contact information, and foster care placement history, if applicable, of all youth in the juvenile probation department, courts, and alternative school programs in Santa Clara County. The activities include hiring a database developer, creating the database, and obtaining a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with every school district and placement agency. The process for developing the database includes: data requirements analysis; data modeling; workflow and user analysis; database development; implementation and testing; data migration; user interface design; and post implementation evaluation. The project is a collaborative partnership with local school districts, juvenile courts, social services, and juvenile probation to share at-risk youth's education information. The project output is a web-based database containing complete educational information on at-risk students in Santa Clara County. The anticipated outcomes include early identification of students' academic need and increased interagency coordination to provide interventions to keep students engaged in school and improve school attendance. The long-term goal is to reduce dropout rates, entrenchment of minority students in the juvenile justice system, and juvenile crime rates. The Office will evaluate the impact of ARYSIS on at-risk student outcomes. NCA/NCF