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Agency:    Department of Justice
Bureau:    Office of Justice Programs
Account:    Juvenile justice program (15-0405)
Certifying Official:    Deputy Director, OBMS
Contact Information:    http://WWW.USDOJ.GOV   202-514-2007
Juvenile-based services for prevention, control, or reduction of juvenile delinquency - Operation Quality Time, AZ.

1 recipient will receive $197,000. This is a continuing earmark.
Year Enacted: 2005
Code: 168
Description: Operation QT (Quality Time), Inc., is a nonprofit organization established to provide positive activities during non school hours in 11 schools located in South and West Phoenix. QT will continue to provide funds to the schools that will serve children 6-18 and provide services in a safe, supervised setting. Additionally, the program will provide remedial education services, tutoring, recreational and positive peer relationship building. Program activities include: arts and crafts, computer classes, basketball, volleyball, aerobics, music and dance, gardening, and field trips. Each school has identified specific activities that will be provided at their respective site. However, the focus will be on reading and English with volunteers from the community serving as tutors. Parents and students are encouraged to participate in English classes to enhance their academic and vocational skills. Families will be further strengthened by parent and child participation in the computer lab, in some instances, they envision children teaching their parents how to use the computer. Parents will learn new occupational skills, while sharing a hobby with their children. This year, the programs expect to serve approximately 850-900 students/families and of that number at least 100% will participate in the after school programs. Also, under a contract agreement with the schools to evaluate each students that participate in the program 98% will improve in reading and English.
Beneficiary/Recipient Amount ($K) Program Type Address
Operation QT Inc (143151483) $197 Non-Profit
7800 N. 65th Street
Paradise Valley, AZ
Source: Appropriations Report Language - Conference
Reference: Pub. L. No. 108-447
Method: User entered excerpt
Citation Excerpt: $200,000 for Operation Quality Time for at-risk youth, AZ;

Last Modified: 16-Apr-2007

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