Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $1,000,000)
The OJJDP Delinquency Prevention Program focuses on helping youth avoid involvement in delinquency through reducing risk factors and enhancing protective factors in their schools, communities, and families. Category 1 supports States to provide subgrants to units of local government to increase the availability and types of community-based prevention programs to address the needs of youth who are at risk of involvement in the juvenile justice system.
The Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) proposes to reduce the exposure of youth to the juvenile justice system by supporting families and youth before they become delinquent. CJCC is committed to enhancing the capacity of six counties to reduce risk factors and strengthen protective factors for at-risk youth through implementation of the evidence-based model, Strengthening Families Program. CJCC will give funding priority to rural and/or high-poverty counties with the ability to implement the program and sustain it beyond the program end date. CA/NCF