Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $100,000)
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.
The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center (MSAHC) provides free medical services to thousands of at-risk youth each year. The Center offers core comprehensive mental health, general health, and reproductive health services in an integrated and coordinated. In addition prevention, health education, health promotion, and support services are providede to help adolescents grow up happy, healthy, and well educated. In 2009, the center provided mental health services to 1,218 adolescents. With the grant funds from OJJDP, the center will fund 1.29 full-time social workers to work in MSAHC's Adolescent Substance Abuse Program. The goal of the program is to keep at-risk teens mentally and physically healthy so they envision a productive future and resist temptations to use drugs and stay out of the Juvenile Justice System. The performance measures include percentage of youth with whom an evidence based program was used, and percentage of youth who exhibit the desired change in targeted behaviors. NCA/NCF