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Dauphin County Independent Living Youth Mentor Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $232,531)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program (Byrne Discretionary Program) helps local communities improve the capacity of local justice systems and provides for national support efforts. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 08 Congressional Budget. Funds should be used for purposes recommended by Congress.

The Dauphin County Social Services for Children and Youth (DCSSCY) will provide a transitional living and permanent support option for youth who 'age-out' of the foster care system and for youth who leave the Juvenile Justice system after age 18 but have no place to be discharged. DCSSCY will develop and implement a successful mentor program that will be available to former foster and juvenile justice youths aged 18-23 who choose to participate in the activities of the program. The mentors will be recruited and trained to meet the needs of the population they will service. A curriculum will be established for these mentor families to ensure that all life skill areas are being taught and developed.


Date Created: September 29, 2008