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 Florida Department of Juvenile Justice has identified Title V funding for use in its Diversion initiative. In accordance with Florida Statutes 985.12 the Civil Citation program will be funded. The Civil Citation program helps community partners address the problems of Juvenile Delinquency in their areas. This program is set to be established at the local level with the concurrence of the chief judge of the circuit, state attorney, public defender, and the head of each local law enforcement agency involved. This program will provide efficient and innovative alternatives to lock-up and detention, specifically for youth who commit non-serious delinquent acts, insuring swift and appropriate justice. NCA/NCF