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Father's Day Rally Committee, Inc. Project Life Line II

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $250,000)

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 Fathers Day Rally Committee, Inc (FDRC) will use their 2010 Congressionally Selected Award to establish a violence reduction initiative in Philadelphia titled the Project Life Line II (PLLII). PLLII is a continuation of their present citywide program that encourages and supports building strong, stable family relationships; encourages civic values and participation; promotes personal responsibility and the appreciation of interpersonal communications skills; and facilitates the acquisition and strategies of conflict resolution. The primary population to be served will be African American males 18 years old and older and their families.

FDRC will identify and engage men from across the city to participate in Project Life Line II. The support system will include, but not be limited to services offered to reduce violence, that include up front assessment of each man recruited from the outreach efforts. FDRC will offer individual/group sessions that will focus on: anger management, job readiness, personal money management, drug treatment, personal growth, life management skills and other needed behavioral health issues, that the staff and the participants can identity as obstacles which have impeded their progress.


Date Created: August 27, 2010