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 South Dakota Department of Corrections (DOC) is the designated State agency to receive Title V funds in the State of South Dakota. DOC seeks to provide sub grants to local communities with significant need, in order to prevent youth at risk, first time offenders, and non-serious offenders from penetrating into the juvenile justice system. An identification process will be completed to identify existing prevention initiatives and communities with high and unmet delinquency prevention needs. It is anticipated that 2 to 3 local community based prevention projects will be funded. 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