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 State of Georgia estimates that one project will be awarded FY 2009 funds to support community-based delinquency prevention programs. Pursuant to Section 223(a) (21) (A) and B of the JJDP Act; Georgia gives priority to proposed projects that are evidenced-based. The State's annual RFP gives priority to projects that can provide and track pertinent local data. Further, during its periodic review of funded projects, if a sub grant recipient fails to show substantial success in meeting the goals proposed in their original application then they will lose eligibility for continuation funding. The State's annual grant training and RFP references OJJDP's Model Program guide and the scoring rubric provides high priority rating for projects utilizing model programs.