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 South Carolina Department of Public Safety (DPS) is the designated State agency that administers South Carolina's Title V Community Prevention Grants award. DPS, in collaboration with the State Advisory Group, will continue to fund the Dream a Dream Project in Horry County. The purpose of the program is to expose at-risk youth ages 5 to 12 to positive influences and activities in an effort to help them grow into successful and responsible individuals. Furthermore, the program aims to reduce the incidence of delinquent acts through early intervention and subsequently reduce Disproportionate Minority Contact. The program is offered twice a week after school and includes tutoring, mentoring, arts and crafts, and recreational activity. The grantee anticipates serving 200 juveniles in the coming year. (NCA/NCF)