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Youth Development program to provide a comprehensive service delivery system for 60 at-risk youth and those exposed to violence,ages 11-18.

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Contra Costa
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $390,000)

The OJJDP FY 10 Earmarks Program furthers the Department's mission by providing grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended, to organizations identified in the Conference Report to accompany the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (P.L. 111-117), H.R. Conf. Rep. No. 111-366 at 702-714.

In 2008, the initial phase of the Changing Habits, Attitudes, and Mind Program (CHAMP) was to provide a safe environment for youth, specifically, at-risk young men to congregate while increasing basics skills, high school and post secondary credential attainment, and provide livable wage employment opportunities. This grant for 2010 funding seeks to widen the success of the program created by the initial CHAMP funding through the following expansions and enhancement: expansion of the target number and population to include all at-risk females and those youth who have been exposed to violence up to age 18; expansion of the program to include satellite sites throughout Richmond; enhancement of employment and educational preparation services through intensive program/job readiness training and specialized job training activities; and expansion to include a health and wellness component for the entire family. It is the intent that expanding and enhancing the service delivery of CHAMP will enable youth to achieve academically, lower levels of aggression and antisocial behaviors, gain knowledge and competency in job search skills and employment attainment, and develop healthy social skills. Participant and program success will be data-driven and measured through increased knowledge, competency, and mastery of skills. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 5, 2010