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Youth Offender Demonstration Project (SGA/DAA 98-015) Grants Awarded




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The U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (ETA), will award 14 grants under the following categories:

Category I

These demonstrations will be set in high-poverty neighborhoods where comprehensive, community-wide approaches to dealing with youth that have already been established. Grant awards will be provided to set up a combination of gang prevention and gang suppression projects; alternative sentencing and community service projects for youth on probation or returning to the community from corrections facilities. These neighborhoods-wide projects will then serve as models for other high-poverty, high-crime communities in the country.

1. City of Richmond, California
2. Philadelphia PIC, Pennsylvania
3. Seattle-King County PIC, Washington
4. Houston Job Training Partnership Council, Texas
5. City and County of Denver, Colorado

Category II

These projects would provide comprehensive school-to-work education and training within juvenile corrections facilities, and would also provide follow-up services and job placements as youth leave these facilities and return to the community. The comprehensive services developed under this project will serve as a model for other juvenile corrections facilities across the country.

1. Ohio Department of Youth Services, Ohio
2. Indiana Department of Corrections, Indiana
3. Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, Florida

Category III

These awards are for communities within small to medium-sized cities with high-poverty and high-crime. These projects will work with local youth service providers to develop linkages that will strengthen the coordination of prevention and recovery services for youth offenders.

1. Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee, Tennessee
2. Escarosa Regional Workforce Development Board, Inc., Florida
3. Rock River Training Corporation, Illinois
4. County of Kern, California
5. City of Minneapolis, Minnesota
6. Passaic County Workforce Development Center, New Jersey

Funding for these awards is authorized under the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA), Title IV, Pilot and Demonstration. The period of performance will be for twenty-four (24) months from the date of execution.

CATEGORY I - Model Community Projects

1. City of Richmond
330 25th Street
Richmond, California 94804
2. Philadelphia PIC
1617 JFK Boulevard, 13th Floor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
3. Seattle-King County PIC
Market Place One, Suite 250
2003 Western Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98121-2162
4. Houston Works
Houston Job Training Partnership Council
600 Jefferson, Suite 900
Houston, Texas 77002
5. City and County of Denver
Mayor's Office of Employment & Training
1391 N. Speer Boulevard, Suite 710
Denver, Colorado 80204

CATEGORY II - Education and Training for Youth Offenders Initiatives
1. Ohio Department of Youth Services
51 North High Street, Suite 521
Columbus, Ohio 43215
2. Indiana Department of Corrections
Division of Juvenile Services
Indiana Government Center South E334
302 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
$ 688,253
3. Florida Department of Juvenile Justice
2737 Centerview Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3100

Category III - Community-Wide Coordination Projects
1. Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee
2247 Western Avenue
Knoxville, Tennessee 37950-1650
2. Escarosa Regional Workforce Development Board, Inc.
9111 Sturdevant Street
Pensacola, Florida 32514
3. Rock River Training Corporation
3134 11th Street
Rockford, Illinois 61109
4. County of Kern
2001 28th Street
Bakersfield, California 93301
5. City of Minneapolis
Public Service Center
250 South 4th Street, Room 510
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415
6. Passaic County Workforce Development Center
388 Lakeview Avenue
Clifton, New Jersey 07011