The Juvenile Crime Prevention Council having studied the needs of juveniles in the county hereby publishes this Request for Proposals.  Deadline is February 19, 2021.

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety (NCDPS) anticipates annual funds in the above stated amount will be available for programs serving delinquent and at-risk youth beginning on or after July 1, 2021.   The Juvenile Crime Prevention Council may recommend certain programs for one or two-year funding awards dependent upon program performance, compliance with JCPC policy, and the availability of state JCPC allocation funds.

Based on identified needed programs and possible gaps in the service continuum, the following program types will be considered for funding:

  • Parent/Family Skill Building
  • Interpersonal Skill Building
  • Vocational Skills
  • Restitution/Community Service
  • Teen Court
  • Psychological Assessments
  • Counseling
  • Substance Abuse Prevention/Education
  • Sexual Offender Evaluation & Treatment

As a result of the Needs Assessment in the above-named county, programs that reduce risk, address the needs of juveniles, and increase protective factors will be considered for funding.

Elevated Risk Factors for delinquency: 

  • Regularly associating with other delinquent youth
  • Moderate to serious behavioral problems at school
  • Engaged in assaultive/aggressive behavior
  • Engaged in substance abuse
  • Inadequate supervision by parents/guardians
  • Referral to juvenile court prior to age 12
  • Prior involvement with juvenile court

Elevated Needs for adjudicated juveniles:

  • Association with other delinquent peers
  • Substance abuse; sexually offending behavior, mental health problems, involvement with juvenile court prior to age 12, multiple referrals to juvenile court
  • Parental supervision problems
  • Moderate to severe behavioral problems at school

Protective Factors to address risk and needs:

  1. Program services compatible with research that are 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 participate and divert individuals, if applicable.

The web-based program application is available on line at the Department of Public Safety website:  https://www.ncdps.gov/Index2.cfm?a=000003,002476,002483,002482,002514   A virtual grant writing workshop is scheduled for February 10, 2021 from 9:30am – noon. Interested applicants register by Monday, February 8, 2021 at 5:00pm by emailing denise.bond@ncdps.gov

Only local public agencies, 501-C-3 non-profit corporations and local housing authorities will be considered for funding. For additional information regarding the application process:  Dee Turner, JCPC Chairperson/Designee at 910-663-3769.   For information about the grant writing workshop and other technical assistance:  Pam Stokes, Area Consultant at 910-920-4975.

The deadline for receiving applications is February 19, 2021.  Email to dturner@pendercountync.gov or deliver to:  805 S. Walker St., Burgaw, NC  28425.

Click here for a PDF of this Request for Proposals.

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