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Covenant House Georgia Rights of Passage

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $100,000)

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.

Funding under this award will support Covenant House Georgia's Rights of Passage (ROP) independent living program, a collaboration with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. ROP is a 26-bed supportive housing initiative for homeless young people between the ages of 18 and 21. This initiative will provide units of supportive housing to homeless youth; services and support for youth to maintain their stability at ROP; and workshops, continuing case management, and other services to enable youth to develop adult living skills.


Date Created: September 6, 2010