Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $200,000)
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.
Bronx Community Pride Center's (Bronx Pride) The Spot Next Door is an after-school program that engages youth from 2-6 pm Monday through Friday through educational support, counseling, workshops, social and other structured activities to promote positive youth development and deter them from delinquent behaviors. In addition, two Workshop Series (a basic and an advanced level series) aimed at preventing youth violence and juvenile delinquency will be designed and implemented. Bronx Pride is the only community service organization and youth drop-in center serving Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning, Queer (LGBTQQ) youth in the Bronx. The target population is middle and high school-age LGBTQQ youth in the Bronx. Individual case management will be provided to participants to support their positive development, mediate their relationships with family members, provide referrals to Bronx Pride and outside services, and encourage responsibility and accountability. It is expected that youth who participate in Safe Spot programs, particularly the Violence Prevention Workshops and case management, will be more likely to stay in school, enroll in GED preparation programs and pass the GED exam, and avoid a first or repeat criminal offense. NCA/NCF