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 State of Ohio, Ohio Department of Youth Services (DYS) is the designated State agency to receive Title V funds in the State of Ohio. It is anticipated that the FY 2011 funds will be used to fund one to two community based programs. Particular emphasis will be given to those programs in at least one of the 14 counties participating in the DMC Initiative. The targeted population will be African American youth, male or female, in need of programming to offset negative behaviors. In addition, services will be in urban communities where the concentration of minority youth is high. Outcome measures relative to the services to be provided will be selected from the appropriate Title V program area and reported on by sub grantees on a quarterly basis. Performance measurement data will be reported to OJJDP annually. NCA/NCF