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San Bernardino Operation Phoenix Program

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $500,000)

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.

The City of San Bernardino will use Congressionally Recommend Awards funding to support Operation Phoenix (OP), a program designed to prevent juvenile delinquency, substance abuse, and school dropouts. Through the grant, OP will link the police department, social service agencies, and school systems in the delivery of services needed to intervene in the high-risk behaviors of at-risk youth. Specific grant funded activities will include staffing of two OP Centers for prevention and intervention programs, and the salary of a social worker who will assess police and school referred at-risk youth and their families to develop individualized plans through wrap-around case management.


Date Created: September 7, 2010