Schools may apply for grants for alternatives to secure juvenile detention


(NOTE: KSBA confirmed that Kentucky schools are eligible to apply for this funding.)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Beginning May 15, the Department of Juvenile Justice will be accepting applications for the Title II Formula Grants Program.

Approximately $500,000 will be available through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention of the U.S. Department of Justice. The Title II grant can be used to improve the juvenile justice system and delinquency prevention. The funds have been earmarked for public and private nonprofit organizations, and city and county governments to purchase electronic monitoring alternatives to detention programs and services, which must be coordinated with detention alternative coordinators who are employed by DJJ and work in the community and within state-operated detention centers.

The application can be accessed via the electronic grant management website Juvenile Justice Grants. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. June 30.

For more information, contact Stephanie Reynolds at 502-229-6799.

The funding cycle for the grant will be Oct. 1, 2011 through Sept. 30, 2012.

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