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Workforce Development Training for at risk youth 16-22

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $300,000)

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.

Reconcile New Orleans, Inc. (Reconcile) will increase youth employability and academic achievement by providing 84 New Orleans youth with the necessary life skills, academic training, occupational skills, and work experience for successful entry into New Orleans' thriving hospitality industry. Reconcile has been providing youth from at-risk communities with the opportunities, services and supports needed to learn life, interpersonal, and work skills for successful entry into the hospitality industry. Since 2000, Reconcile has graduated nearly 600 youth between the ages of 16 and 22. This project will allow Reconcile to provide these much needed services to an additional 84 at-risk New Orleans youth.


Date Created: September 6, 2010