Juvenile Crime Prevention Council Invites Youth-Service Organizations to Apply for Funding

The Wake County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council has launched its annual call for proposals for community-based youth programs to apply for Fiscal Year 2023 funding.

“The NC Department of Public Safety is providing Wake County with funding to bolster programs that help youth struggling to keep their lives on a positive path,” said Wake County Commissioner Matt Calabria. “We have $1.8 million to allocate, and we encourage organizations to apply for a portion of it, so they can do even more good in our community.”

The Wake County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council seeks proposals for programs targeting youth (ages 10-19) who are involved in the juvenile court system or at-risk of juvenile court involvement. Applicants must provide a 30% local match (cash or in-kind) to receive funding.

The council will consider proposals from nonprofit and governmental agencies providing the following program types and services: assessment programs, clinical treatment programs, structured day programs, residential programs and structured activity programs.

When evaluating proposals, council members will evaluate specific factors related to risk, need and protection including:

  • Aggressive/assaultive behaviors;
  • Gang involvement;
  • School behavioral problems;
  • Positive peer associations;l
  • Effective parent training; and
  • School connectedness.

The deadline to apply for funds is Monday, Jan. 31.

The instructions and program application can be accessed by clicking here. Organizations interested in learning more about the process can contact Wake County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council Coordinator Tamara Strickland.  

About Wake County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council
The Wake County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) aims to prioritize risk factors for youth, families and the community-at large, and then find community partners who can provide programs and strategies to prevent juvenile delinquency. The charge of the JCPC comes from a General Assembly statute that requires non-institutional strategies and programs that protect both the community and its youth.

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