Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $246,000)
CHOOSE 180 and the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office are requesting funds to support an 18-month research and development (R&D) phase to support the launch of Snohomish County’s first-ever community-based youth diversion programming. In the initial 6-month planning and development stage, CHOOSE 180 will conduct Community Asset Mapping and identify and solidify memorandums of understanding with subcontractors. The next 6 months (July-December 2023) will focus on community engagement and relationship building between system and community partners. For the final 6 months of the contract (January-June 2024), CHOOSE 180 will support the collaboration between system and community partners to develop a final report assessing community capacity to lead diversion programming and a draft timeline to support the program’s launch.