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 Social and Health Services (DSHS) is the designated State agency to receive Title V funds in the State of Washington. DSHS will be combining Title V Community Prevention Grant funds from FFY 2007, FFY 2008, and FFY 2009 to support four to six new community delinquency prevention or first time offender projects beginning January 2010.
Washington currently funds local Community Juvenile Justice Coordination (CJJCs) groups in 17 counties. CJJC membership is broad-based and representative of juvenile justice service providers, human services providers, youth, law enforcement, education, elected officials and concerned citizens. CJJC membership reflects the composition of the 'prevention policy boards' required to apply for Title V Community Prevention grant awards. The Governor's Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee (GJJAC), Washington's State Advisory Group, will make available to CJJCs that are in compliance with the core requirements of the JJDP Act, the opportunity to apply for Title V Community Prevention grants for delinquency prevention and first time offender intervention programs or enhancements to existing programs.
- Prevention and Overdose Response and Trauma Support Services
- S.M.A.R.T. Girls (Strong, Motivated, Achieving, Responsible Trendsetting Girls) a solution to reduce the risk factors for girls ages 12-17 who come in contact with juvenile court
- Reduction of high school dropouts among at-risk youth in low-income and under-resourced communities and schools