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 Delaware Criminal Justice Council (CJC) is the designated State agency that administers Delaware's Title V Community Prevention Grants award. Delaware's State Advisory Group, the Juvenile Justice Advisory Group Committee (JJAG), is committed to finding the most innovative solutions to achieve effective, accountable juvenile services. Research in juvenile delinquency demonstrates that effective services take into consideration interconnecting risk mechanisms of family organization, parental supervision, peer relationships, community support, substance abuse, school participation and history of violence and weapons use. The State of Delaware will utilize its FY 2011 award to focus on reducing juvenile delinquency by supporting community collaborations that increase protective factors and reduce identified risk factors. CJC will provide pre-award training and assist with the selection of appropriate program areas by the grantees. CJC will measure the project's goals and objectives through monitoring, committee updates, Prevention Policy Board participation, performance reporting from subgrantees as well as CJC staff and on-going collaboration between the unit of local government, municipality and community service providers involved in juvenile justice programs and initiatives. (NCA/NCF)