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

The JCPC anticipates funds from the North Carolina Dept. of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (DJJDP) in the amount of $149,905. Qualified programs will serve delinquent and at-risk youth for the state fiscal year 2008-09, beginning on July 1. Local public agencies, 501©3 nonprofit corporations and local housing authorities are invited to submit applications (Program Agreements) for programs that address the following elements:

  • The services provided meet one or more of the following criteria: Mentoring, Interpersonal Skills, Restitution/Community Service, Structured Day Programming, Group Home, Temporary Shelter Care.
  • The program targets one or more of the following known risk factors for juvenile delinquency and repeat delinquency: Known Use of Alcohol/Drugs, School Behavior Problems, and/or Parental Supervision.
  • The program addresses one or more of the following concerns as reported in a Needs Assessment for Court-Involved Youth: General Peer Relationships, Mental Health Needs, Substance Use/Abuse, Parental Supervision Skills, Peer Relationships at School.

The deadline for applications is noon on April 11, 2008. Application forms and other necessary information may be obtained from Claire Stewart, secretary for the Haywood County JCPC, at 1233 N. Main Street, Box 11, Waynesville, NC 28786; Phone – 452-6789. For further information, technical assistance, or inquiring about grant writing workshops in your area, contact the Dept. of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Area Office by calling Linda Graney, DJJDP Area Consultant at 828-250-3809.

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