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Project GO Gang Out

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $249,851)

The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), 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 recommended by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-117, 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 2010 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY2010 Department of Justice Appropriations Act.

A Better Way Inc. will support activities of the Project GO Gang Out to promote healthy living, thereby, creating positive alternatives for children and families while reducing the likelihood of "at-risk" behavior. The ultimate goal is to reduce/prevent juvenile delinquency and gang-related activity/crime, and to develop and implement anti-gang interventions for children and families from a variety of multi-disciplinary methods. The funds will also go to support training and educational workshops for those who desire a way out from the juvenile justice and/or criminal justice systems. Overall, the program is designed to reduce recidivism and the likelihood of youth gang-related activity, and teach youth to recognize and avoid other "at-risk" behaviors such as truancy, school drop outs, substance abuse, juvenile criminal behavior, school violence, poor anger management, alcohol and drug abuse, family disruption, social disorganization, and poor decision-making.


Date Created: May 27, 2010