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 Maryland will use the Title V allocation to fund two sub-awards for the continuation of truancy prevention efforts targeting at-risk youth. Planned forums, trainings, and meetings will convene to address truancy reduction. Also, community partnerships continue to form in each county to ensure service delivery to students and their families. Title V funds will support these efforts through data sharing, training, youth and family intervention, and coordination of prevention activities. The State of Maryland will measure progress through quarterly fiscal and programmatic reports, monitoring and assessment by their assigned program monitor as well as continuous technical assistance via phone and e-mail. NCA/NCF