Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services Announces Title II Formula
Funds Support Projects Focused on Improving Well-Being of Maryland Youth Through Community-Based Services
Today, the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services announces more than $700,000 state and federal funding through the Title II Formula Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Formula (JJAC) grant program and Juvenile State Match Requirement (JSMR) program. This funding is available to state and local government agencies, state and local law enforcement, as well as nonprofit agencies to support efforts for improving outcomes for children and youth within the juvenile justice system.
“We greatly appreciate the hard work and dedication of our partners serving youth in our communities through diversion efforts, as an alternative to confinement,” said Glenn Fueston, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services. “These initiatives are focused on addressing the needs of youth on the whole, mitigating the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences and providing trauma-informed services that can make a difference for their futures.”
The Title II program offers opportunities to bolster efforts to serve youth in the community through diversion programs, and support efforts that reduce and mitigate Adverse Childhood Experiences through trauma-informed services to youth.
JJAC grant funding will support a range of programming that helps reduce existing gaps in services, and fosters collaboration and cooperation among partner agencies and stakeholders in the juvenile justice system. Grant applications were reviewed and approved by the Maryland State Advisory Group, which submits recommendations to the Governor and state legislature for improving the state juvenile justice system.
Programs selected support the goals of the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services to improve the well-being of children and youth in Maryland by focusing on aftercare and reentry, juvenile justice system improvement, delinquency prevention, and community-based programs and services. The State Advisory Group gave funding preference to proposals that discussed Racial and Ethnic Disparities and demonstrated an ability to employ effective strategies within their proposed program.
In all, nine new programs and 13 continuation programs will receive funding for FY 2021.
YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County
Anne Arundel County
YWCA’s Teen Victim Support and Delinquency Prevention Program
Maryland Reentry Resource Center
Anne Arundel County
Juvenile Placement Pilot Mentoring Program
Professional Development & Training Center, Inc.
Baltimore City Teen Court
Empowering Minds Together, Inc.
Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED)
Pre-Adjudicated Coordination and Training Evening Reporting Center
Public Justice Center, Inc.
Education Stability Project
Restorative Response Baltimore
Community Conferencing and Restorative Conflict Resolution
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Building Capacity for Multisystemic Therapy and Multisystemic Therapy for Emerging Adults in Baltimore City
Living Classrooms Foundation
Fresh Start Program: Working with juveniles and their families during and after confinement to strengthen families and reduce risk of recidivism
The United Central Way of Maryland Inc.
Engaging South Baltimore Youth through Hip Hop
Conflict Resolution Center of Baltimore County, Inc.
Restorative Practices in Schools
FY2021 JJAC – Baltimore County MD
Together We Own It, Inc
Rise Up Community Center
Youth Empowerment Source Inc
S.T.R.I.D.E. Program for Delinquency Prevention
Mentoring Male Teens in the Hood
Mentoring Male Teens Academic and Enrichment Program
Kent County Board of Commissioners
Kent County Truancy Intervention Services
Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County, Inc.
Youth Restorative Justice Program
YMCA Youth and Family Services (YFS)
Full Circle Brotherhood
Juvenile Entry Diversion Initiative
City of District Heights
Prince George’s County
Trauma to Triumph: District Heights Family & Youth Services Bureau’s Juvenile Diversion Program
Queen Anne’s County Community Partnerships for Children and Families (LMB)
Queen Anne’s County
Community Mentoring Pressley Ridge
Washington County Diversion Project
Funds for the JJAC grant were awarded to the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), and state matching funds through JSMR.