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Ohio PAL Cops and Kids Crime Prevention and Youth Enrichment Programs

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $300,000)

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 goal of the Ohio Association of Police Athletic League (Ohio PAL) is to prevent juvenile crime and reduce violence by implementing a recreation-oriented juvenile crime prevention program that relies heavily upon education, athletics, and recreation. Funds will be used to assist in establishing a Warren County PAL program that will include youth enrichment activities and to enhance the Youngstown PAL program and its youth enrichment activities. In addition, OH PAL plans to host a national youth leadership conference for 275 youth who are 12-17 years old. The conference will focus on increasing leadership, communications, decision making, and motivational skills among participating youth. The organization will increase opportunities for Ohio youth by providing additional sports and recreational activities.


Date Created: August 31, 2009