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Posted on: January 3, 2023

Gaston County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) Seeking Applications

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The Gaston County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) is seeking applications for funding juvenile justice intervention and prevention services for fiscal years 2023-2024. The North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Division of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (DJJDP) allocated funds to Gaston County in fiscal year 2022-2023 in the amount of $666,963 and it is anticipated this amount will be allocated for the upcoming year.  The use of DJJDP funds in this county requires a local cash or in-kind match of 20%.

Any public or private non-profit agency may apply for these funds.  Priority will be given to proposals for services that will be used by the Juvenile Court as dispositional options: 

Community Service/Restitution, Mentoring, Mental Health Care, Parent Skill Building, Pro-Social Peer Relationship and Social Skill Building, Substance Abuse Assessment and Treatment, School Behavior/Adjustment, and Vocational Training and  as per North Carolina General Statute (NCGS) 7B-2506 or 2503; or as a resource for intake diversion plans or contracts, as specified in NCGS 1706.

The web-based program application is available online at the Department of Public Safety website.

There will be a Mandatory Applicants Meeting for all agencies interested in applying for funding on 02/17/2023 at 10:00 a.m.  At that time program agreement, budget and funding priority information will be made available. All information needed to apply will be presented during the session.  Applications from applicants who do not attend the session will not be accepted.

Completed applications should be e-mailed to Gail Sparks by 5:00 p.m. on 03/03/2023.   For more information please call Gail Sparks at 704-616-8580 or JCPC Chairperson, Joe Ramey, at 704-866-3321.


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