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Expansion of STAR and KAPS Services

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $693,119)

This project will allow BCFS to increase staffing to meet the growing demand. In doing so, BCFS will provide services to an additional 275 youth and their families each year for a three-year period. The identified goal is to meet the demand for STAR and KAPS services. BCFS will accomplish this by adding staff to the two STAR programs as well as the KAPS program. We will also purchase a van so that we can overcome the transportation barrier for STAR clients in the Del Rio jurisdiction. Each program will have individualized objectives that directly relate to the specific needs and population that are identified and served by that program. The STAR target population is families with children (age 0-17) who are experiencing truancy, runaway, family conflict, or who have committed a misdemeanor offense. The STAR operates in Bexar County and the Del Rio area. The target population for KAPS is adjudicated youth residing in Bexar County who are at imminent risk of being institutionalized due to repeated offenses and failure to progress through the Bexar County Juvenile Probation system. The age range will be between 10-17. Progress will be measured by the number of participants served, the percent of youth who complete their respective programs, and the number of families who receive evidence-based interventions offered by the programs. The project will also track the number of youth who re-offend, who run away, who are truant, and who report experiencing family conflict during the programs' respective 90-day and one-year follow-up periods. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 14, 2008