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Substance Abuse Treatment for Youth Offenders

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $45,000)

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 Lakewood will use the FY 2010 Congressionally Recommended Award for a Substance Abuse Treatment for Youth Offenders project. The project goal is to reduce juvenile substance abuse, recidivism and to subsidize substance abuse treatment for those who lack financial resources. By providing treatment for those with financial need, this program will ensure every juvenile has the opportunity to successfully comply with their court-ordered terms and conditions. Additionally, this project will provide juveniles with increased contact with the Lakewood Probation Division and a tailored case plan to address the individual incidences and needs of the youth along with specific guidelines. The Lakewood Probation Division will ensure that juvenile offenders have appropriate sentencing options designed to promote accountability, control deviant behavior and provide the maximum number of opportunities for appropriate treatment and therapeutic activities; as well as to reduce the incidences of future contact with the justice system and recidivism.


Date Created: August 29, 2010