Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $50,000)
The Title V Community Prevention Grants Program intends to reduce risks and enhance protective factors to prevent at-risk youth from entering the juvenile justice systems and to intervene with first-time and non-serious offenders to keep them out of the juvenile justice system.
The Vermont Department for Children and Families, Family Services Division and the State Advisory Group (SAG) will utilize Title V community prevention allocations to fund a comprehensive community prevention project in one community for a three-year period as dictated by federal guidelines and the SAG plan. This funding source is the only one that requires a comprehensive community prevention plan and active involvement of the municipal government. This is a valuable collaboration between non-profit agencies and the local government. The State of Vermont Title V proposals will target primary prevention - it will be required that program participants come from all referral sources in the selected community; funds will not be used exclusively for any particular treatment or intervention project. The State shall give priority in funding to applicants that demonstrate the ability to develop data-driven prevention plans and employ evidence-based strategies. The State will collect required data and submit reports using the OJJDP data instruments. NCA/NCF