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Project PRIDE

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $400,000)

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 Chabad of Riverside will use Congressionally Recommended Awards funding to support its Prevention, Resource, Information and Drug Education Project (Project PRIDE). Project Pride aims to prevent juvenile delinquency in youth between the ages of 10 and 17, in Riverside and the neighboring community of Jurupa by reducing drug and alcohol use. Through the grant, the Chabad of Riverside will provide alcohol and drug prevention education and counseling to approximately 30,000 youth in the target group. Specific grant funded activity will include educational programs in schools and community centers, creation of literature aimed at educating youth about the risks of substance abuse, development of an innovative web-based chat service for youth to communicate with prevention specialists and counselors, and the delivery of an educational retreat program for at-risk youth that will focus on character building activities.

Date Created: September 8, 2010