Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $450,000)
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 Forsyth County Youth Center is a sixteen bed juvenile detention center that detains approximately 250 youths annually. The most common ages served are 11-15. Its mission is to provide secure short-term care to juveniles who are accused of either committing a criminal offense, adjudicated pending court action, or who are awaiting transfer to another facility. The goals of the Gang and Delinquency Prevention Initiative are to promote prevention, intervention and suppression of gang activity among detained youth, improve academic performance, prevent delinquency and promote family cohesiveness among Project Restoration participants, and be a collaborative entity to assists in the eradication of gangs in Forsyth County. The Gang and Delinquency Prevention Initiative is designed to enhance current programming intended to address the prevention and intervention of detained youths involved in gang activity, delinquency and violence. It will also entail a community outreach portion, designed to assists youths who are at risk of entering the juvenile justice system. Data collected will be placed in the SunGard Jail Management System for analysis. This system is a shared database between the Forsyth County Youth Center, the Winston-Salem Police Department and the Forsyth County Sheriff's Department. NCA/NCF