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 New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is the designated State agency to receive Title V funds in the State of New York. DCJS plans to utilize FY 2011 Title V funding to support one new award and to provide continuation funding for one current grantee. Funds will continue to support the Promise Zone initiative in New York City, whose goal is to increase school engagement and achievement while reducing the drop-out rate. In addition, a new award will be made to support a training component for a new School Based Mental Health Intervention Project in Suffolk County. The primary goal of the program is to reduce risks factors and enhance protective factors to prevent at-risk youth from entering the juvenile justice system and to provide intervention services for first-time and non-serious offenders. NCA/NCF