Proposals sought for court-involved youth

By Haywood County Public Information Office | Feb 17, 2014

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 Department of Public Safety (DPS) in the amount of $143,039. Qualified programs will serve delinquent and at-risk youth for the state fiscal year 2014-15, beginning on July 1. Local public agencies, 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporations and local housing authorities are invited to submit applications for programs that address the following elements:

  • The services provided meet one or more of the following criteria: Mentoring, Interpersonal Skills/Experiential Skills, Restitution/Community Service, Structured Day Programming, Specialized Foster Care, Temporary Shelter Care or Group Home.
  • The program targets one or more of the following known risk factors for juvenile delinquency and repeat delinquency: Negative Peer Associations, Parental Supervision Skills, School Behavior Problems, History of Assaultive Behavior, Runaway, Substance Abuse, or need for further supervision.
  • The program addresses one or more of the following concerns as reported in a Needs Assessment for Court-Involved Youth: Associations with delinquent peers and/or gangs, Substance Abuse, Mental Health, History of Victimization, Parental Supervision Skills, Family Substance Abuse, Family Discord and Violence, Serious School Behavior Problems, Academic Performance Below Grade Level.
  • Priority will be given to programs that demonstrate collaboration and innovation, and to those that offer services after school hours.

The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on Friday, March 14, 2014. In order to apply for FY 2014-2015 JCPC funding, you must complete and submit your application online by accessing NC ALLIES. Instructions are available at the following link: https://www.ncdps.gov/index2.cfm?a=000003,002476,002483,002482,002514

Private non-profit applicants are required to submit a No Over Due Tax form, Conflict of Interest Statement, agency Conflict of interest policy and, upon request, proof of 501©3 status. For more information, technical assistance, or inquiring about grant writing workshops in your area, contact June Ward, Department of Public Safety JCPC Area Consultant, at 828-296-4745.

The Haywood County JCPC allocations committee will meet to review proposals and vote on their recommendation for funding at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 2, 2014 in the Haywood County DSS Training Room, located at 157 Paragon Parkway, Clyde, NC.

For questions, contact Torrie Murphy, Chairman for the Haywood County JCPC, Haywood County Resource Center, 81 Elmwood Way, Waynesville, NC 28786; Phone 356-2834; email tmurphy@mountainprojects.org

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