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Family Reunification Project

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $500,000)

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.

Creative Visions, Inc. will implement the Family Reunification Project to reduce poor academic performance in schools, while reducing the drop-out rate for middle and high school students. Creative Visions will provide wrap-around services to the incarcerated clients and their family members, six months prior to their release. They will aid in reunification and family transition by putting in place a support service plan. Creative Visions will address the needs of both the family and the individual student through a comprehensive approach using their youth centered programs and support services for the parents or guardians. Activities will involve educational and cultural programs for the entire family.


Date Created: September 22, 2009