Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $84,945)
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.
Title V funding will provide local units of government the ability to implement delinquency prevention programming. This programming includes mentoring, lifeskills training, gender specific programming and implementation of strategies to combat disparate treatment. The State will follow a competitive process and give priority to applications that demonstrate the ability to develop data-driven prevention plans and employ evidence-based strategies. All potential applicants are apprised of the OJJDP model programs database as well as other sources of information about model programs. All sub-grantees that receive funding have been certified compliant with the four core requirements of the JJDP Act, 2002. (NCA/NCF)