The North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Division of Juvenile Justice, anticipates the allocation of Juvenile Crime Prevention Council funds to Rowan County for programs serving delinquent, undisciplined and at-risk youth in the amount of $322,700. These funds require a local match of 30% and will be available for the state fiscal year 2013-2014, beginning on, or after July 1, 2013.
In order to apply for FY 2013-2014 JCPC funding, you must complete and submit your application online by accessing NC ALLIES. Please read and follow all instructions at the following link: http://www.juvjus.state.nc.us/jcpc/forms_agreements.html. After submitting the application electronically, print and submit by mail or hand deliver five (5) original applications to the Rowan County Manager’s Office at 130 West Innes Street, Salisbury, NC 28144. Private non-profits are also required to submit No Over Due Tax forms, Conflict of Interest Statements, and proof of 501(c)(3). The deadline for receiving completed applications is March 8, 2013 at 1:00 pm.
There will be a mandatory new applicant orientation at 10:00 a.m. on February 22, 2013. The orientation will take place in Room 203 of the J. Newton Cohen, Sr. Administration Building, 130 W. Innes Street, Salisbury, NC 28144.
The Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) having studied the needs of youth in Rowan County hereby publishes this Request for Proposals. The programs should address the following risk factors identified by the JCPC:
1. Individual risk factors: Adjudicated or at risk youth who have peer relationship issues and associate with delinquent youth, are primarily age 12 and over; have prior adjudications; have issues with running away from home or placement; have moderate to serious school behavior problems, have substance use or abuse and are in need of assessment and/or treatment.
2. Family risk factors: Adjudicated or at risk youth who have parents who have problems providing adequate levels of supervision to their children.
Programs should address the following concerns as reported in the Needs Assessments for Adjudicated Youth:
1. Peer Domain: Adjudicated or at risk youth who associate with other delinquent youth or who associate with or are gang members.
2. Individual Domain: Adjudicated or at risk youth who have some level of mental health or substance abuse needs, have a history of abuse or neglect or who engage in dangerous sexual behaviors or have sexual offending behaviors.
3. Family Domain: Adjudicated or at risk youth who have parents who are in need of
parent/family supervision skills, have a history of domestic conflict, have a criminal history and have family members who abuse alcohol or drugs.
4. School Domain: Adjudicated or at risk youth who have multiple unexcused absences, short or long
term suspensions, are expelled or dropped out or have school disciplinary problems.
Based on the JCPC planning process conducted to date, the dispositional options needed in this County have been identified and prioritized and are listed as follows:
1. Teen Court
3. Substance Abuse Assessment / Treatment
4. Sex Offender Treatment Services
5. Community Day Programs
6. Psychological Assessment
7. Counseling Services
8. Vocational Development Services (13-18 years)
9. Interpersonal Skill Building
10. Parent/Family Skill Building
Local public agencies, non-profit agencies, non-profit corporations and local housing authorities whose applications meet the funding criteria need to be prepared to make a (10) minute presentation to the JCPC Allocations Committee. Applicants will be contacted and informed of the schedule for presentations.
Further information and technical assistance will be provided if needed, by calling Massey Whiteside, Division of Juvenile Justice Area Consultant, at 828-250-3809.
This the 3rd day of February 2013.