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.
The School District of Palm Beach County proposes to provide at risk and adjudicated youth ages 16-18 with the support of a Family Youth Counselor. The primary goal will be to reduce the dropout rate of this population. The Family Youth Counselor will work directly with students, parents/
guardians and with support staff (guidance counselors, career/graduation and academic coaches) at the Alternative Education schools to develop individualized Support Plans. Services will include individual and group mentoring on 1) normative education, 2) information about the consequences of drugs and violence, and 3) social skills training, including social influences training, goal setting training and parent education skills. The Family Youth Counselor will model successful mentoring school programs to build capacity at all fourteen Alternative Education Schools. Data will be collected on the number of students who transition from community reintegration planning prior to release from the juvenile justice and youth services programs; tracking designated students' progress after transitioning from DJJ and Youth Services to monitor if re-enrolled in school or employed and increase graduation rates. NCA/NCF