Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $70,000)
The Congressionally Selected Awards Program, authorized by the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects selected by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-8, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 09 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY09 Omnibus Appropriations Act.
The City of Refuge Economic Development Corporation will use funds for the Anchor of Hope Reentry Mentoring Project (AHRM). Specifically, funds will be used to service 60 at-risk or high-risk youth adults, 14-25 years of age, who are gang-affiliated or at-risk of gang affiliation in the cities of Inglewood, Hawthorne, Lawndale, Compton, Carson and Los Angeles. The project will augment an existing Bridge to Work Program, which provides employment and developmental services to youth 14-17 years of age who are gang-affiliated or at-risk of gang affiliation, in order to expand services to young adults, 18-25 years of age.