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 Utah, Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ) is the State designated agency that administers Title V Community Prevention Grant award for the State. CCJJ will utilize FY 2011 funding to support a single continuation grant in the City of Ogden. The State of Utah has selected localities demonstrating high need to receive Title V training. This analysis is conducted using the Risk and Protective Factors Information Tool (RAPIT) developed by Utah's State Advisory Group (SAG) in partnership with the University of Utah Criminal Justice Center. RAPIT provides four years of data on risk and protective factors of school-aged children throughout the State. By using this method, areas of high need are identified throughout the State. The Title V coordinator will continue to work with the community to ensure the continued implementation of promising prevention programs. (NCA/NCF)