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Chicago Urban League's Male Involvement Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $200,000)

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 Chicago Urban League Male Involvement Program will receive funding from the FY 2009 Congressionally Selected Awards Program. The Male Involvement Program (MIP) provides support services to 18 to 40-year-old custodial fathers, non-custodial fathers and other male figures who are involved in the lives of their children. MIP provides an array of services for program participants which include: assessment; cognitive behavioral therapy; development of an individualized case plan; adult literacy; financial literacy; counseling; case management, group sessions on self esteem, domestic behavior, responsibility and family negotiation, and the value of education; and enrichment activities to provide exposure to positive lifestyle.


Date Created: September 17, 2009