(a) The Male Involvement Program shall be a continuing program within the Office of Family Planning with the goal of reducing teenage pregnancy through promoting primary prevention skills and motivation in adolescent boys and young men. In order to accomplish this goal, the program shall assist local programs to do all of the following:
(1) Increase community and individual awareness regarding the importance of the roles and responsibilites of adolescent boys and young men in the reduction of teenage pregnancies.
(2) Reinforce community values that support these roles and responsibilities.
(3) Increase knowledge, skills, and motivation of at-risk adolescent boys and young adult men in order to actively promote their role in reducing teenage pregnancies.
(b) Grants shall be made available to qualifying public or private nonprofit providers for implementation of the Male Involvement Program.
(c) This section shall be implemented to the extent funding is made available through the federal government, or in the annual Budget Act or another state statute, or any combination of any sources of funding.
(Added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 643, Sec. 1.)