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.
Maine will give priority to applicants that demonstrate the ability to develop data-driven prevention plans and who will employ Collaborative Problem Solving. Maine's Request for Proposal will include the requirement to provide a data driven prevention plan with this evidence-based strategy. Applicants must include narrative citing past experience with data collection. The Collaborative Problem Solving Initiative will use a third party evaluator. Performance measures will be selected by the Juvenile Justice Advisory Group Grants Committee and Dr. Ross Greene and his evaluators. Sub grantees will be required to report on their progress using those performance measures as part of the quarterly report submitted to the State. That data will then be summarized in the State's reports to OJJDP. NCA/NCF