Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $1,250,000)
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 City of Jacksonville will implement the Jacksonville Journey: Take a Step crime initiative and TEAM Up project in an effort to reduce and/or prevent youth criminal activity. The project seeks to keep juveniles occupied with structured after-school programs that foster positive development and acts a deterrent from crime in their neighborhoods. TEAM-UP provides after-school supervision and guidance to at-risk and low income children by providing academic instruction, tutoring, and support as well as, enrichment activities such as field trips, dance, sports, and art programs. TEAM-UP balances academic services, provided by certified teachers with youth development opportunities (social, recreational, cultural and other activities) in a safe, structured environment. The City works directly with community-based partners to ensure coordination of crime prevention strategies, improve literacy gaps, and share data collected to prevent delinquency. The partners will employ various collection methodologies, and information will be reported daily. The target population to be served will be low-income students, ages 5-15, receiving free and/or reduced lunches from Title I schools in the Duval County Public School system. Data will be collected and maintained to measure success. A key measure will be to maintain an average daily attendance rate of 95% or higher for at-risk youth.