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Anti-Drug/Anti-Gang Warriors Tour Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $290,000)

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 King of Kings Foundation, Inc. will support their Anti-Drug/ Anti-Gang Warriors Tour Program; informing children, youth and young adults about the dangers and consequences of guns, gang violence, drug use, and lack of education which often leads to poverty, homelessness, and incarceration; while building stronger, closer and safer communities, to change the cultural environment of those communities by educating, motivating, uplifting and inspiring in an effort to eliminate violent and destructive behavior. The goal of this program is to address the root causes of youth violence and develop viable solutions to the problem identified above that continue to have a detrimental effect on local communities. The program will provide community members with a foundation for a community network needed to access and utilize existing prevention and intervention resources. These discussions will include information about troubleshooting everyday situations and resolving conflicts peacefully. The King of Kings Foundation will also encourage children, youth and young adults to create community building events and activities. Workshops are designed to provide the foundation for a reduction in disruptive behavior and violent incidents within libraries, community centers, and schools. They will provide today's youth with an understanding of the consequences of selling drugs as well as dispel myths that drug and gang activity aspire to prosperity.


Date Created: April 18, 2011