Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $62,629)
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 program 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).
The grantee will use the JAG award to fund two part-time Second Chance Program (SCP) personnel and rent a building to provide mentoring and training classes for SCP participants. The SCP is a proactive prevention and intervention diversion program for first-time juvenile offenders who have no previous convictions and commit low-level misdemeanor crimes. The SCP program will provide all participants with resources such as mentoring, tutoring, job skills training, and leadership skills. The SCP program supervisor and coordinator will supervise, mentor, and vocationally train program participants. The goals of this project are to ensure sufficient punishment to deter future crime, give each program participant the opportunity to avoid having a conviction entered on his or her record, and ensure restitution to victims. NCA/NCF