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.
The Stump the Violence Youth Leadership Institute (Stump), a program of Hartford Communities That Care, Inc., works with at-risk-youth to reduce the impact of urban violence and drug use. The grantee will design and deliver a leadership development and life skills program at Rawson Elementary/Middle School in Hartford's north end. Services will be delivered to twenty (20) to twenty-five (25) participants ages 10-15 years old that have experienced risk factors such as poor academic performance, delinquency, and early initiation of drug use, school suspensions as well as low parental involvement. Resources from this award will also be used to build the capacity of Stump by hiring and training staff; developing program/technical assistance materials; and developing a social networking/website with helpful tips and resources for participants and families. Participants will be trained in an afterschool setting by skilled leaders: staff/coaches who will facilitate life skills, workforce development, drug prevention and civic engagement and parental engagement workshops and projects. Progress will be measured by school attendance and suspension records, number of arrests, grade level improvements, parental involvement, number of program materials developed, number of planning activities conducted, and the creation of social network website. NCA/NCF