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National Forum Capcity-Building Grant, City of San Jose

Award Information

Award #
2012-NY-FX-0002
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2012
Total funding (to date)
$517,200

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.
NCA/NCF

OJJDP's State and Community Development Awards program was established to provide grants and cooperative agreements to organizations that OJJDP has selected for funds in prior years. This program has been authorized by an Act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice.

The National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention (Forum) was established by the White House in 2011 and is a network of cities united in their drive to prevent youth violence with federal agencies and private partners. The Forum has expanded to a total of 10 cities across the country implementing strategies and evidenced-based programs to reduce youth violence. The Departments of Justice, Education, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Labor as well as the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Office of National Drug Control Policy provide key supports to the Forum cities.

OJJDP provides funding to support the core activities in Forum cities linked to the approved comprehensive plans. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Education (ED), Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) has provided funding to the Forum cities to improve or expand the use of a "School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports" (SWPBIS) framework.

The Mayor's Gang Prevention (MGPTF)-San Jose B.E.S.T. Systems Improvement Project (SIP) will focus on the service system targeting youth delinquents and gang impacted youth. The project will also focus on female specific services.

The SIP work plan will conduct a program/services gap analysis toward strengthening existing services with research-based and EBP's strategies, principles and methods of service delivery.

The anticipated short-term outcomes include improved overall program efficiencies. The intermediate outcomes include revitalized and enhanced service effectiveness, 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 and continuous improvement.

System Improvement Measures: include process measures and these outcome measures: percentage of participants exhibiting increased knowledge, skills, and behaviors of the program content, number of program design and service definitions changed or altered, and number of programs (grantees) implementing an evidenced-based principle, program and/or practice. NCA/NCF

OJJDP's State and Community Development Awards program was established to provide grants and cooperative agreements to organizations that OJJDP has selected for funds in prior years. This program has been authorized by an Act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice. The National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention (Forum) was established by the White House in 2011 and is a network of cities united in their drive to prevent youth violence with federal agencies and private partners. The Forum has expanded to a total of 10 cities across the country implementing strategies and evidenced-based programs to reduce youth violence. The Departments of Justice, Education, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Labor as well as the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Office of National Drug Control Policy provide key supports to the Forum cities. OJJDP provides funding to support the core activities in Forum cities linked to the approved comprehensive plans. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Education (ED), Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) has provided funding to the Forum cities to improve or expand the use of a "School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports" (SWPBIS) framework.

The City of San Jose will utilize FY14 State and Community Development Invited award funds to support core program enhancements and sustainability activities related to the Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force (MGPTF) efforts within the City of San Jose. Funding will support the Analyst for the Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force Programs and Services and efforts in System Improvement and Program Monitoring. The MGPTF will also utilize funding to incorporate two additional areas into their System Improvement Project: 1) Prevent and Reduce Children's and Youth Exposure to Violence; and 2) Data Collection Systems and Outcome Evaluation Training and Technical Assistance. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 27, 2012