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Juvenile crime intervention funds available for services

The Lincoln County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) announces the availability of $167,817 in intervention and prevention funds for services to youths most at risk of court involvement.
JCPC funds require a local cash or in-kind match of 30 percent. Based on the JCPC planning process conducted to date, the continuum of program services and structures needed in this county have been identified to be the following:

· Mentoring
· Mediation
· Structured Day
· Parent/Family skills
· Restitution
· Home-based family counseling
· Interpersonal skills
· Teen court
· Temporary shelter

Any agency interested in applying is required to attend the mandatory training session to be held 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2 in the conference room of the Lincoln County Department of Social Services.
Local public agencies, 501 C) (3) non-profit corporations and local housing authorities wishing to submit applications for programs to provide any of these intervention services will need to secure application forms and other necessary information from the JCPC program coordinator. Contact either Beth H. Saine at (704) 736-8679, or Linda Graney at the area office of the Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention at (828) 250-3813.
Program agreements will be due by 5 p.m. on Feb. 27.

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