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Proposals sought for court-involved, at-risk youth Print

The Haywood County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council is seeking proposals to provide services to Juvenile Court-involved and at-risk youth in Haywood County.

The JCPC anticipates funds from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety (DPS) in the amount of $143,039. Qualified programs will serve delinquent and at-risk youth for the state fiscal year 2015-16, beginning on July 1. Local public agencies, 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporations and local housing authorities are invited to submit applications for programs that address the following elements:

    • The services provided meet one or more of the following criteria: Mentoring, Interpersonal Skills/Experiential Skills, Mediation, Restitution/Community Service, Structured Day Programming, Specialized Foster Care, and Temporary Shelter. The program targets one or more of the following known risk factors for juvenile delinquency and repeat delinquency: Negative Peer Associations, Parental Supervision Skills, School Behavior Problems, History of Assaultive Behavior, Runaway, Substance Abuse, or need for further assessment.     
    • The program addresses one or more of the following concerns as reported in a Needs Assessment for Court-Involved Youth: Associations with delinquent peers, Substance Abuse, Mental Health, History of Victimization, Parental Supervision Skills, Family Substance Abuse, Family Discord and Violence, Serious School Behavior Problems, Academic Performance Below Grade Level.
    • Special consideration will be given to programs that incorporate substance abuse prevention, and anti-bullying strategies (face to face and social media bullying).
    • Priority will also be given to programs that demonstrate collaboration and innovation, and to those that offer services after school hours.

The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on Monday, April 6, 2015. In order to apply for FY 2015-2016 JCPC funding, you must complete and submit your application online by accessing NC ALLIES. Instructions are available at the following link:


A mandatory applicant orientation will be held for all new applicants at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 19, 2015, in the banquet room of the Haywood County Senior Resource Center, located at 81 Elmwood Way in Waynesville.

The Haywood County JCPC allocations committee will meet to review proposals and vote on their recommendation for funding at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 8, 2015 in the Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency Training Room, located at 157 Paragon Parkway, Clyde, NC.

For questions, contact John Chicoine, Chairman for the Haywood County JCPC, Haywood County Resource Center, 81 Elmwood Way, Waynesville, NC 28786; Phone 356-2833; email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

DATE: March 6, 2015

For more information, contact:
David Teague, Public Information Officer
Haywood County
828-452-7305; 828-400-9691
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