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 Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (CLECJ) will administer the Title V Community Prevention Grant funding. CLECJ estimates that it will award FY 2011 Title V funding to at least one and a maximum of three subgrantees. Funding will be used to support community-based delinquency prevention programs that strive to reduce risk factors and enhance protective factors to prevent at-risk youth from entering the juvenile justice systems. Specifically, CLECJ will allocate Title V funds for projects that focus on reducing Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) in targeted jurisdictions. Grantees will be strongly encouraged to implement best practices and/or proven strategies as identified by the OJJDP Model Programs Guide. NCA/NCF