Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $987,220)
The National Association of Police Athletic/Activities Leagues (PAL) was formed to prevent crime and violence utilizing a recreation-oriented juvenile crime prevention program that relies heavily upon athletic, recreational activities and education to help kids go right and stay right. Many PAL chapters are located in distressed areas where the prevalence of violence and drugs occur. The program goals are as follows:
' Continue to provide technical assistance and professional development to established PAL chapters to increase their ability to provide services in the communities they are serving.
' Continue to establish additional PAL chapters in distressed areas.
' Continue to provide quality justice-based after school programs for youth which include athletic, recreational, educational and cultural programs.
' Continue to reduce juvenile crime and the risk that youth will become victims of crime through activities conducted by law enforcement personnel during non-school hours.
' Continue to develop a communication/reporting system for PAL chapters across the nation, which will help measure the use of Federal and Non-Federal funds in PAL juvenile crime prevention efforts.
The performance measures will be addressed through common data collection procedures, indicators to measure areas such as: increased recreational/athletic opportunities; academic performance, attendance, service/contact hours for youth, involvement of law enforcement in youth programs, and additional resources committed to the project will be compiled and reported.