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 Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) is the designated State agency to receive Title V funds in the State of Washington. DSHS plans to combine FY 2011 Title V funds with FY 2009 and FY 2010 Title V awards to support a maximum of two new community-based projects to reduce Disproportionate Minority Contact. To be eligible for Title V Community Prevention Grant funding, subgrantees must complete a comprehensive three-year delinquency prevention plan, organize a prevention police board/committee, and demonstrate compliance with the federal JJDP Act of 2002. The program intends 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