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Southern Nevada Prevention, Resource, Information and Drug Education Program

Award Information

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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 Chabad of Southern Nevada will use the grant funds to provide alcohol and drug prevention education, prevention counseling, and an educational retreat program for 10 to 17-year-olds in Las Vegas. The project goals are to: reduce alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among 10 to 17 year olds in Las Vegas, Nevada; and, provide counseling and assistance to at-risk youth. The project will achieve its goals by implementing these objectives: presenting educational programs in schools and community centers; producing literature to educate youth about the risks of alcohol and other drug use; and, developing an innovative web-based chat service for youth to communicate with prevention specialists and counselors.


Date Created: September 19, 2010