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 Chabad of S. Jose will implement a Prevention, Resource, Information and Drug Education Project (Project PRIDE). The goals of Project PRIDE are: (1) reduce alcohol, tobacco and other drug use among 10-17 year olds in San Jose, California and the surrounding area; and (2) provide counseling and assistance to at-risk youth. Project PRIDE will achieve its goals by developing and implementing these project activities: (1) educational presentations and literature distribution in middle and high schools, and (2) innovative web-based chat service for youth to communicate with prevention specialists and counselors. This online chat counseling will be made available to the 90,000 children ages 10-17 in the cities of San Jose, Campbell, and Cupertino and the Town of Los Gatos. Success will be measured by usage and treatment data collected from: (1) the California Healthy Kids Survey; (2) Counselors and Case managers in the public school system; and (3) Project PRIDE counselors, staff and volunteers. NCA/NCF