Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2001, $199,847)
Project summary for 2001-JG-FX-0004
This is a collaborative effort between Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Madison County, Jackson-Madison County Public Schools, and Madison County Juvenile Services. This school-based juvenile mentoring program targets high risk youth from high crime areas who are truant. The overall goals of this project are to reduce juvenile delinquency, improve academic performance, and improve participation in the academic process.
In order to measure the goal of reducing juvenile delinquency and improving academic performance, the Madison County Juvenile Court Services will submit documentation of any petitions filed against youth in the program. Court services records will be used to determine whether youth involved in the program have been referred to the school court crisis intervention program. Academic success and participation will be measured by Jackson-Madison through grades and attendance records.