The JCPC will consider proposals for the following needed Programs:
- Community Service/Restitution
- Counseling (Individual, Family, & Group)
- Mental Health Assessment/Treatment
- Tutoring/Academic Enhancement
- Court Psychological Services
- Parenting Programs
- Structured After School
- Substance Abuse Assessment/Treatment
Note: Medicaid-reimbursed services are not eligible for JCPC funds.
Proposed Program Services should target the following Risk Factors for Delinquency or Repeat Delinquency: (All programs should address cultural competency and demonstrate best practices or evidence-based programming)
Juvenile justice data for the last five years do not indicate any increase in the severity or frequency of delinquent offenses filed with DJJDP nor those approved for Court. The ‘09/’10 data do, however, reveal areas of concern around school behavior/adjustment, general academic functioning, mental health, substance abuse, and family needs: marginal parenting skills/supervision. These data are available from Brandi Weathers, Area Consultant (see contact information below).
Programs should address the following concerns as reported in the Needs Assessments for Adjudicated Youth:
Individual Domain: Substance use and mental health issues increase a youth's at risk behaviors and risk of delinquency
Peer Domain: Youth involved with juvenile court have a tendency to associate with others involved in the criminal justice system.
Family Domain: Marginal parenting skills, increase in marital discord and domestic violence and family substance use and criminal involvement increases the youth risk of delinquency.
School Domain: Youth performing below grade level and those who have dropped out, been expelled/suspended, or have excessive unexcused absences are at risk of delinquency.
Applications must also address the following legislatively mandated items:
- Program services compatible with research that is shown to be effective with juvenile offenders.
- Program services are outcome-based.
- The program has an evaluation component.
- Program services detect gang participation and divert individuals from gang participation.
- Programs that can have a demonstrable impact on the following success factors:
- reduce the use of alcohol or controlled substances;
- reduce subsequent complaints;
- reduce violation of terms of community supervision;
- reduce convictions for subsequent offenses;
- fulfill restitution to victims;
- increase parental accountability.
Local public agencies, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporations and local housing authorities are invited to submit applications (Program Agreements) for programs addressing the above elements. Non-Profit agencies must provide one copy of proof of non-profit status with the IRS, agency's most recent audit or financial statement, list of Board of Directors and conflict of interest policy. Application forms and other necessary information may be obtained from:
- Jamie Privuznak 704-336-7662
Online program application can be obtained from the DJJDP website.