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.
The Ohio Association of Police Athletic/Activities Leagues (Ohio PAL) is the largest organization of law enforcement agencies formed to prevent juvenile crime and violence. The mission of the program is "Mentoring our youth as they emerge into our leaders of tomorrow." The Ohio Association of Police Athletic/Activities League serves 25 Police Athletic/Activities leagues (PAL) chapters within the state of Ohio. The goals of the Ohio Association of Police Athletic/Activities league are to prevent juvenile crime and reduce violence utilizing a recreation-oriented juvenile crime prevention program that relies heavily upon educational, athletics, and recreational activities. The Ohio Association of Police Athletic/Activities League will accomplish its goals/objective by hosting an Educational/Enrichment program "Youth Leadership Conference". The Youth Leadership Conference will be held in Mason, Ohio and is a 2 day conference designed to "Mentor our youth as they emerge into our leaders of tomorrow." Ohio PAL will accomplish the goal of reducing violence by teaching the participants Leadership skills, Communication skills, Team work, Networking new ideas, Gangs, Right choices, Robert rules of order, and Motivation skills. The Ohio Association of Police Athletic/Activities league will enhance their youth leadership conference by collaborating with the National Police Athletic/Activities League to bring in other Police Athletic league Chapters across the United States to participate in the youth conference. The Ohio Association of Police Athletic/Activities league will bring in outside consultants/ Guest speaker and motivation speakers to enhance the youth learning and real life skills. The youth that participate in the youth leadership conference have participated in two or more community service activities and have been a PAL member for at least two years and have obtained at least a 2.5 grade point average. The Ohio Youth Leadership Program will host 275 participants from the age 12-17 years old. The final accomplishments will be a stronger and larger Police Athletic/Activities League Youth Leadership Program across the United States and more youth that are motivated to participate in community service, Tutoring and Mentoring other youth in their communities to improve their way of life and prevent juvenile crime and reduce juvenile violence. Ohio PAL will keep data on the participants and surveys will be conducted to see if the participant stayed in school and drug free. NCA/NCF