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Title V Community Prevention Grants Program, 2002 Report to Congress

NCJ Number
202019
Date Published
Author(s)
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Annotation
This 2002 Annual Report describes the accomplishments of grant activities funded under the Title V Community Prevention Grants Program and identifies successful approaches and recommended activities to be undertaken under Title V in the future.
Abstract
The Title V Community Prevention Grants Program provides funding and a guiding framework for communities interested in developing and implementing comprehensive juvenile delinquency prevention programs. Chapter 1 reviews the conceptual framework of Title V, including the importance of prevention activities and the role that risk and protective factors play in the outcomes of at-risk youth. Current knowledge about “what works” in delinquency prevention is presented, as are prominent examples of research-based prevention programs. Chapter 2 outlines the structure of the Title V Community Prevention Grants Program and updates the Federal Title V allocations and State subgrant awards for 2002. Training and technical assistance is offered to grantees; the report describes these services and curriculum and presents evaluation results from training sessions. Chapter 3 recounts the experiences of Title V communities in implementing, assessing, and sustaining their programs. The facilitating factors and barriers to implementing and sustaining local programs are explored; main facilitating factors were supportive schools, quality training services, and community support and activism. The final chapter contains recommendations for program modifications, including requiring evidence-based and results-driven programming; requiring performance measurement and evaluation; building and enhancing capacity through training and technical assistance; and administering Title V as a discretionary grant program. Exhibits, references
Date Created: August 13, 2014