Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $300,000)
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.
Through the Long Beach Youth Career Academy, the City of Long Beach (administrative entity for the Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network) will provide education and employment opportunities for 65 youth ages 14 to 17. The Network will provide coordinated intervention and prevention services to the hardest-to-serve youth in Long Beach. In partnership with the Long Beach Unified School District and the Los Angeles County Probation Department, a comprehensive approach to serving youth released from local juvenile justice facilities will ensure smooth transitions returning to and staying in secondary school. In addition, youth will work with workforce development staff to ensure engagement in employment services. Project staff will facilitate mentoring opportunities that help youth reach their goals of graduation, employment, and self-sufficiency. Program success is measured in various ways including, but not limited to: program commitment, program participation, graduation rate, and recidivism rate. NCA/NCF