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 Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections (IDJC) is the designated State agency to receive Title V funds in the State of Idaho. Research has identified precursors of juvenile delinquency and violence, or risk and protective factors that reduce the effects of exposure to risks. The Title V Program will focus on these risk and protective factors. A Strategic Prevention Planning Committee facilitated by the Office of Drug Policy works to support communities to reduce risks and enhance protective factors. The Committee has adopted the Communities that Care model which is directly correlated to the approach Idaho has used for the Title V program. The Title V program will serve at risk juveniles within the targeted communities addressing gaps in services. Sub-grantees will implement evidence-based programs appropriately to address the prioritized risk factors identified in their comprehensive prevention plans. 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