Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $481,795)
Grantees are funded under this initiative to develop program activities based on the core strategies of the Comprehensive Gang Model. Category 1, Intervention, supports intervention strategies that can dissuade youth from joining gangs and help them discontinue their involvement in gangs. Proposed strategies are built upon the principles of the following core strategies in the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model: Community Mobilization, Opportunities Provision, and Social Intervention.
Adult Friends for Youth will prevent and reduce gang activity and help heal traumatized youth who have been victims of gang violence. The applicant will serve 100 at-risk or gang-involved youth from a high-poverty area in Honolulu who are younger than age 18. This program will provide redirectional therapy counseling, recreation, education, and social activities. It will implement two conventions for youth and collaborate with the USAOs Weed and Seed program for elementary and middle school students to build positive relationships with the Honolulu Police Department. CA/NCF