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 Connecticut Office of Policy and Management, Policy Development and Planning Division will continue, in 2011, to fund the programs in high risk communities that were identified in 2010 and are eligible for Title V funding. Activities may include but are not limited to strategies targeting aggressive behaviors (fights, internet bullying, and other disciplinary infractions). The program framework will focus on universal and/or primary intervention which also includes summer camps, gender specific groups, extracurricular activities, and dissemination of family resource packets. No monies will be extracted for planning and administration but as demonstrated by the budget submitted with this application, all federal funds received ($50,000) plus a $25,000 match, will be passed on to units of local government. NCA/NCF