Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $230,000)
Grantees are funded under this initiative to develop program activities based on the core strategies of the Comprehensive Gang Model. Category 2, Suppression, supports focused deterrence and suppression strategies aimed at preventing and reducing youth gang violence. Organizations are encouraged to develop and implement a variety of suppression strategies aligned with the Suppression core strategy described in the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model.
Richmond County juvenile court will develop strategies and goals to deter and suppress gang involvement for a targeted population of males and females ages 915. Programming will align with the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model. The primary goals of the Richmond County Youth Aiming for Success (YAS) grant are (1) promote youth and families through supportive evidence-based practices by using community-based juvenile justice programs, (2) effectively engage youth and families in socially controlled activities that encourage caring and nurturing family structures, (3) reduce the number of youth involved in gang-related activities through a strong community-based mentoring program, and (4) demonstrate the use of research-informed practices and service delivery for youth who are involved in the program. Target goals are to strengthen families, enhance community support, and suppress youth engagement in gang-related activities. The program design for this grant will employ mental health services and national experts who will help implement evidence-based programming such as Functional Family Therapy-Gangs, Seven Challenges, and Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.). Richmond County juvenile court, through its judicial court activity tracking system, will provide data that collect the measures outlined in the solicitation. CA/NCF