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NYS FY 2021 Delinquency Prevention Program

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $1,542,174)

New York State (NYS) Division of Criminal Justice Services will implement this program to improve service capacity and/or establish new services to address regionally specific challenges of runaway and homeless youth through a collaborative partnership with counties, law enforcement agencies, local not-for profits, and units of local government across the state. NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services will develop a framework on alternatives to arrest policies and practices and build trust among communities and law enforcement agencies. Expected outcomes of the grant include: identifying the unique challenges and unmet needs of runaway youth in target localities; supporting the implementation of programs to address the identified unmet needs of runaway and homeless youth in target localities; identifying and piloting alternative to arrest (diversion) opportunities in target localities; and, piloting trust building frameworks to improve police and community relationships in communities of color.

Date Created: November 9, 2021