Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $442,635)
OJJDP's Nonparticipating state program makes the Formula Grants program fund allocation available to local public or private nonprofit agencies within the state. The recipient agency must use the funds to carry out activities that support compliance with the requirements of 42 U.S.C. §§ 5633(a)(11), (12), (13), and (22) (the ?core? requirements). This program will be authorized by an Act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice.
Portage County Health and Human Services, in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Portage County, proposes to implement the Gateway Weekend Report Center as an alternative to detention. The two goals are to (1) reduce the use of Portage County Juvenile Detention as a sanction for noncompliance of court orders and for nonviolent offenses and (2) reduce the number of referrals from Portage Truancy Court to Portage County Human Services for intervention. Both goals will be achieved through the Gateway Weekend Report program, a nonsecure community-based alternative to detention. The Weekend Report Program will engage youth in structured educational activities, recreational programming, and community service, and will use the evidence-based Brief Intervention Tools and Carey Guides activities. Youth offenders will be grouped based on assessed risk level and will be required to successfully complete the assigned number of Gateway Weekend Program sessions.