Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $500,000)
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.
This project is designated for 12 community-based projects inclusive of two statewide projects consisting of 12 - 15 sub-projects. All projects will share the goal of delinquency prevention to be achieved through school and center-based academic, career, and enrichment activities for middle, high, and out of school youth with high risk factors for delinquency, school failure, under-achievement, and poor life outcomes. Many projects include food and transportation as a requirement to enable youth and families who live in the targeted rural communities to participate. Most programs utilize evidence based practice and curricula from national models or state-based practices such as VT Department of Education research. Primary activities include Life Skills, health, fitness, cooking, communication and conflict resolution, parenting, financial literacy, academic support, summer camp, after-school enrichment, arts, sports, career exploration, work readiness skill development, youth employment, and leadership skill development. These activities will take place in settings where middle and high school youth congregate: schools, teen centers, parent child centers with high school component, and Boys and Girls Clubs. DCTAT Delinquency Prevention measures will be used in addition to local measures including changes in GPA, knowledge, skills, and abilities of project participants. NCA/NCF