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.
Illinois' Title V Community Prevention funds will be used to support policy, practice and programming improvements related to youth domestic battery, which emerged as a significant juvenile justice issue in Illinois. DHS anticipates awarding approximately 3 subcontracts with Title V funds. DHS will fund crisis intervention, safety planning, family support, individualized services and other program and policy development efforts, with a focus on each of the program areas above and a specific focus on gender specific services. These funds will support communities with significant rates of juvenile domestic battery incidents and with demonstrated capacity to address these unique issues and the underlying needs of youth and family involved. NCA/NCF