Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $50,000)
The Title V Community Prevention Grants 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 Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) is requesting funding through the Title V Community Prevention Grants Program to continue support of Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) efforts of the State of Indiana. In order to have a successful impact on reducing DMC in the juvenile justice system, ICJI recognizes that DMC must be addressed at the local level. As such, ICJI would like to continue supporting local DMC coordinators in the previously selected JDAI sites, as these locales have already demonstrated their commitment to reducing DMC. In addition, based on the RRI analysis discussed in the FY 2011 Three-Year Plan Update, two of the JDAI counties have been selected to participate in the upcoming DMC Assessment Study, so this funding will assist the State of Indiana in maintaining its DMC compliance. NCA/NCF