Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $172,939)
The "Nevada Closed-Circuit Television Surveillance (CCTV) Systems and Youth Education and Support Enhancements Project" proposes to 1) enhance the CCTV surveillance systems at all three juvenile correctional facilities, ensuring aging, incomplete, and malfunctioning systems are functional and reliable; 2) increase youth educational opportunities at all three DCFS juvenile correctional facilities through the Your SPACE curriculum (given in partnership with the local rape crisis center), which promotes sexual safety and self-advocacy; and 3) increase youth and family supportive services while youth are in the facility and after discharge. The proposed projects within this grant application would benefit all youth who are adjudicated and committed to the State of Nevada and admitted to a DCFS juvenile correctional facility, and their families. For example, in 2019, there were 266 youth admitted to a facility. In 2020, there were 263 youth admitted to a facility. These benefits would be seen through promoting increased safety CCTV surveillance systems provide, enhanced youth education, and increased youth and family emotional and supportive services, including increased referrals for community-based services.