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.
Subgrantees must meet the requirements set forth in 42 U.S.C. Section 5783(b) of the JJDP Act of 2002. The State shall give priority in funding to applicants that demonstrate the ability to develop data-driven prevention plans and employ evidence-based strategies. Specifically, the State of Arizona anticipates awarding two continuation subgrants to two communities. These include Maricopa and Pima counties.