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 Governor's Office for Children and Families (GOCF) administers the Title V Community Prevention Grants award for the State of Georgia. GOCF and the Advisory Group (SAG) for the State of Georgia are dedicated to improving cooperation and coordination among the partners of the juvenile justice system. GOCF estimates that one project will be awarded FY 2011 funds to support community-based delinquency prevention programs that fall within the program area #19 Juvenile Justice Systems Improvement. Pursuant to Section 223(a)(21)(A) and (B) of the JJDP Act; Georgia gives priority to proposed projects that are evidenced-based. The annual RFP gives priority to projects that can provide and track pertinent local data. During its periodic review of funded projects, if a sub grant recipient fails to show substantial success in meeting the goals proposed in their original application then the sub grant will lose eligibility for continuation funding. The annual grant training and RFP references the OJJDP Model Program guide and the scoring rubric that provides high priority rating for projects utilizing model programs. (NCA/NCF)