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Southwest Key La Esperanza Home for Boys

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $670,760)

The Southwest Key La Esperanza Home for Boys is a basic child care facility providing residential services for male adolescents between the ages of 10 to 17 years of age. La Esperanza is an alternative to incarceration for male youth adjudicated through the juvenile justice system. Youth are referred to La Esperanza by the Texas Youth Commission and various County Juvenile Departments throughout Texas. Youth are provided a variety of services designed to encourage positive youth development and social skills including educational services, anger management, social skills training, substance abuse education, and individual and family counseling. La Esperanza's therapeutic environment is designed to teach competence in pro-social skills by promoting cognitive and emotional growth. The goals of the program are: to provide a safe and supportive environment for thirty (30) male juvenile offenders annually; to provide clinical and therapeutic services to thirty (30) participating youth and their families annually; to provide quality educational services to thirty (30) participating youth; to reduce and/or prevent incidents of further delinquency resulting in placement in a more restrictive environment for twenty (20) program participants and to provide recreational and athletic therapeutic opportunities for thirty (30) participants annually. The data that will be collected and reported to OJJDP for performance measures are: percent of program youth who offend or re-offend (arrested/rearrested); percent of program youth and/or families exhibiting desired change in targeted behaviors; number of program youth and/or families served and number of service hours completed by program youth and/or families (if applicable). NCA/NCF

Date Created: July 21, 2008