Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $375,000)
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 goal of Ogden School District's Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Initiative (Ogden JDPI) is to positively impact at-risk students' social development through course study, afterschool activities, targeted counseling, and case management. The project is designed to strengthen each child's internal tools necessary for success and modify their external environment, creating an environment that allows for success. By focusing on the internal and external risk and protective factors impacting each youth's behavior, the interventions delivered by the project are individualized to target their most salient needs. Ogden JDPI will operate in the Ogden Intervention Center (opening fall 2010), which will serve the most at-risk 7th-12th grade students in Ogden School District. The intervention center is replacing the district's alternative school to better serve the needs of the students. Most of the students who will attend the intervention center are recent immigrants with significant language, emotional, and impulsivity issues. Through partnerships with Ogden 2nd District Juvenile Court and Morgan-Weber Mental Health Department, the program will provide their most at-risk students with individually targeted services including substance abuse treatment and counseling designed to eliminate gang involvement, sex offenses, violence, and other criminal behaviors. Data will be collected to report on the federally-mandated performance measures. Ogden JDPI administrators will assemble and provide to the project evaluator all information needed to report on the Project Objectives and Performance Measures. The project evaluator will perform any necessary statistical analysis and format the data in preparation for semi-annual reporting. NCA/NCF