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Funds Available for Juvenile Delinquency Interventions

Approximately $508,064 in state funding will be awarded to local non-profits and public agencies to assist in funding a variety of innovative projects for delinquent and at-risk youth.

There will be a mandatory applicant orientation meeting on January 18, 2013 to be held in the Buncombe County Training Room, located at 199 College Street, Asheville. Currently funded agencies will meet from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. and new applicants will meet from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Guidelines will be handed out at that time.

Programs will be required to address parental/guardian involvement throughout the program’s term. Programs need to utilize at least one of the following interventions:

  • Parent and Family Skill Building
  • Experiential Skill Building with a Mentoring Component
  • Tutoring/Academic Enhancement
  • Vocational Skills
  • Mediation
  • Restitution/Community Service
  • Teen Court
  • Structured Day
  • Sex Offender Treatment
  • Runaway Shelter
  • Specialized Foster Care
  • Temporary Foster Care

The Allocations Task Force of the Buncombe County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) is responsible for reviewing and allocating grant proposals and monitoring projects designed to serve delinquent and at risk youth and reduce the number of youth who enter the state’s youth development centers.

The funding comes from the NC Department of Public Safety, Division of Juvenile Justice. Any non-profit or public agency interested in receiving this grant is required to send a representative to the applicant orientation meeting on January 18, 2013.

For more information, please contact Melissa Moses, JCPC Coordinator at 828-250-5971.