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RFP - Juvenile Crime Prevention Council
Mecklenburg County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council
3/11/2011
Summary:

$1,415,682

30%

 Anticipated County Allocation  Required Local Match Rate

The Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) has studied the risk factors and needs of Juvenile Court involved youth in this county and hereby publishes this Request for Proposals.  The JCPC anticipates funds from the Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (DJJDP) in the amount stated above to fund the program types specified below.  Such programs will serve delinquent and at-risk youth for the state fiscal year 2011-2012 beginning on, or after, July 1, 2011.  The use of DJJDP funds in this county requires a local match in the amount specified above.


Details:

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
  • Mentoring
  • 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:

  1. Program services compatible with research that is shown to be effective with juvenile offenders.
  2. Program services are outcome-based.
  3. The program has an evaluation component.
  4. Program services detect gang participation and divert individuals from gang participation.
  5. 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.



Expiration Date:
4/15/2011 5:00 PM

Contact Name:
Completed applications should be delivered to:
Jamie Privuznak, JCPC Administrative Assistant
Mecklenburg County Manager's Office, 600 E. 4th St., 4th Floor        
Charlotte, NC 28202-2816

Number of copies to submit: 27
Phone: 704-432-0051


For further information and technical assistance in your area, contact the Dept. of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Area Office by calling
Brandi Weathers, DJJDP Area Consultant at 704-788-2941 or by email.


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