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.
Early Risers Skills for Success (ER) is a theoretically-grounded, developmentally-focused, multifaceted, evidence based intervention model. This project brings the data management and implementation skills of North Dakota State University together with the service delivery expertise of Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch. The goal is to interrupt developmental pathways toward youth violence and behavior problems in middle childhood. Designed to serve kindergarten and first graders, ER preventive intervention seeks to reclaim a healthy developmental path for these children by positively modifying developmental competencies within the child and enhance protective supports. The program design is informed by risk and protective factors that are crucial at a key developmental turning-point, namely, entry into formal schooling. NCA/NCF