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National Forum Capcity-Building Grant, City of San Jose

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $125,000)

OJJDP's Demonstration Programs Continuation Grants program was established to provide grants and cooperative agreements to organizations that OJJDP has selected for funds in prior years. This program will be authorized by an Act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice.

The proposed Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force (MGPTF)-San Jose Bringing Everyone's Strengths Together (B.E.S.T.) Systems Improvement Project (SIP) will focus on the San Jose B.E.S.T. service system targeting juvenile delinquent and gang impacted youth. The SIP work plan will conduct a program/services gap analysis of existing services and strengthen existing services with research-based and evidence-based program strategies, principles and methods of service delivery. The anticipated short-term outcomes include: the provision of an evidence-based program service planning and training session; and improved overall program efficiencies by utilizing state of the art practices tailored to the unique needs and characteristics of San Jose community gang issues. The intermediate outcomes will include: revitalized and enhanced service effectiveness for client outcomes; reduction in client high-risk or offending behaviors; and the establishment of a San Jose B.E.S.T. Learning Community to support the sustainability of a high quality continuum of services and system of continuous improvement. The System Improvement Measures will include: 1) the number of program/training materials developed, 2) the number of planning and/or training meeting/events held, 3) the number of people trained, 4) the percentage of participants exhibiting increased knowledge, skills, and behaviors of the program content, 5) the number of program design and service definitions changed or altered, and 6) the number of programs (grantees) implementing an evidenced-based principle, program and/or practice.

Date Created: September 27, 2012