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Stillman College Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention for Youth in West Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $98,664)

Stillman College is a four-year HBCU educational institution located in West Tuscaloosa, Alabama, which is the target area for this grant. The purpose of this project is to establish a Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Academy. The project will implement a series of strategies and activities to reduce the number of juvenile crimes, improve self-concept, and reduce the student dropout rate among the targeted youth. The program activities will include Conflict Resolution, Family Bonding, Academic Enhancement, Mentoring Relationships, Health and Wellness, Cultural Enrichment, and Citizenship Development. The grant will be administered two years and will target 50 youth per year. The youth will be selected from the middle school located in the target area. Specific selection criteria and recommendations will be used to select youth for the program. The College will partner with Juvenile and Family Court, school counselors, and other community service providers to deliver the services. Progress will be measured by utilizing evaluation criteria that is based upon the project goals and objectives as well as case management information.NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 13, 2005