Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $135,000)
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 purpose of the project proposed by Berkshire South Regional Community Center (Berkshire South) is to reduce the incidences of bullying and to teach the participants positive social skills. The population to be served is students in Pre-K through 12th grade as well as parents. The project will serve students in 3 area school districts as well as participants in Berkshire South's youth programs including summer camp and the ropes course programs. Implementation activities will include 1) hiring staff needed for the project; 2) training all staff on Second Steps-Violence Prevention Curriculum and Violence Prevention Curriculum for Adolescents; 3) OJJDP training for staff in Washington, DC; 4) planning activities prior to program implementation that will include development of any new materials needed for project evaluation; 5) incorporating curriculum lessons into school and community center programming; 6) conducting staff meetings on a monthly basis to discuss accomplishments and problems; 7) collecting data weekly and monthly; and 8) surveying youth and parents on programs. NCA/NCF