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.
Starr Commonwealth will expand its day treatment offerings in Battle Creek, Michigan to allow for parent- and school-referred youth to benefit from services currently offered only to court-referred youth. Starr's Day Treatment and Advocates programs will provide early intervention, assessment and resources to at-risk youth and families, reducing the likelihood of student engagement in negative behaviors and emphasizing education and counseling. These programs follow the Balanced and Restorative Justice philosophy. These programs will serve teens ages 12 through 17 in Battle Creek, most of whom are from low-income, single-parent homes. Youth who have been suspended or expelled from school, truancies and youth in violation of Battle Creek's daytime curfew ordinance, and non-violent first time offenders will get a second chance to succeed in school and in the community. NCA/NCF