Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $33,486)
This program intends to reduce risks and enhance protective factors to prevent at-risk youth from entering the juvenile justice systems and to intervene with first-time and non-serious offenders to keep them out of the juvenile justice system.
The Department of Corrections (DOC) is the designated State agency to receive Title V funds in the State of South Dakota. It is anticipated that 3 local community-based prevention projects will be funded under the FY 2009 Title V allocation. Communities awarded Title V funds will be certified as in compliance with the core requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. This certification is based on the Title V training received from DSG, Title V, and Title II guidelines and compliance monitoring data for the respective communities.