Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $550,000)
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 ARISE Foundation will provide training to direct care staff working in juvenile justice facilities and community-based organizations throughout Florida. The training will focus on how to handle anger and stress on the job and at home; how to enhance communication and interpersonal skills when working with the youth; and how to utilize the ARISE life-management skills programs to educate youth on life and social skills. The goal of the program is to create a more positive culture in Florida's juvenile justice facilities by training direct care staff in communication and interpersonal skills, stress and anger management. The Justice Research Center, Inc. (JRC) will conduct an evaluation and research analyses of the ARISE Life-Management Skills Intervention and Re-Entry Program, which includes ARISE: Drop It at the Door training for staff at Florida Department of Juvenile Justice facilities. The JRC will conduct an outcome and process evaluation and produce a report to include quantitative information at the close of the grant period. Pre- and post- testing of staff (job satisfaction and stress) will be conducted at the demonstration sites. All staff will be assessed at 6 and 12 months after training. NCA/NCF