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Juveniles At-Risk Comprehensive Action Program (JARCAP)

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $119,282)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

Collier County, through the sheriff's office, will utilize FY 2010 JAG funds to support the salary of a Juvenile At Risk (JAR) Deputy. The JAR Deputy will coordinate with the truancy court, public schools, parents, sheriff's office, and the public to identify at-risk youth. The deputy will mentor youth and families and provide guidance; provide an educational component for youth and parents; make referrals to appropriate community service providers; provide follow-up to ensure case plans are being followed; document contacts and share information with their collaborative partners. Funds will used to pay salary and benefits; travel expenses to attend the National Youth at Risk Conference; drug kits for the Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Program; and contracts for the Prison Health Services to provide a wide array of medical related services.


Date Created: July 29, 2010