ALEXANDER COUNTY, NC (January 4, 2021) — The Alexander County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council has issued a Request for Proposals for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. The anticipated county allocation is $140,199 with a 30 percent required local match. The advertisement date is January 4 with an application deadline of February 2.
The Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) has studied the risk factors and needs of Juvenile Court involved youth in this county and hereby publishes this Request for Proposals. The JCPC anticipates funds from the NC Dept. of Public Safety, Division of Adult of Correction and Juvenile Justice, Community Programs section in the amount stated above to fund the program types specified below. Such programs will serve delinquent and at-risk youth for the state fiscal year 2021-2022, beginning on, or after, July 1, 2021. The use of these funds in this county requires a local match in the amount (percentage) specified above. The county can approve programs to serve for one or two years, dependent upon county approval and programs meeting all requirements.
The JCPC will consider proposals for the following needed programs:
1. Clinical Evaluations
2. Substance Abuse Assessment
3. Problem Sexual Behavior Evaluations
4. Home-Based Family Counseling
5. Individual and Group Counseling
6. Family Counseling
7. Substance Abuse Treatment
8. Problem Sexual Behavior Treatment
9. Temporary/Runaway Shelter Care*
10. Mediation/Conflict Resolution
11. Restitution/Community Service
12. Teen Court
13. Experiential Skill Building
14. Parent/Family Skill Building
15. Vocational Development
*Temporary/Runaway Shelter Care has been identified by the JCPC as a high need.
Proposed program services should target the following risk factors for delinquency or repeat delinquency:
1. Juveniles who associate with other delinquent peers.
2. School Behavior problems.
3. Parents/Guardians who have difficulty providing adequate supervision.
4. Reduction in Juvenile Recidivism.
5. Runaway Behaviors.
Programs should address the following concerns as reported in the Needs Assessments for adjudicated youth:
Peer Domain: Juveniles who associate with others involved in delinquent activity.
Individual Domain: Mental Health Services are a critical need in providing assistance to youth and families involved in the juvenile justice system: programs receiving funds should provide appropriate access to these services.
Family Domain: Parental Support and/or parental enhancement skills are needed for court-referred youth. Access services that provide best practices and have the ability to engage families are needed.
School Domain: Youth involved with Juvenile Court have an increased risk of school behavior issues, reflected in prolonged absences and suspensions.
Applicants are being sought that are able to address items below:
1. Program services compatible with research that are shown to be effective with juvenile offenders.
2. Program services are outcome-based.
3. The program has an evaluation component.
4. Program services detect gang participation and divert individuals from gang participation.
5. Applicants are encouraged to be innovative and submit proposals that meet multiple program needs.
Local public agencies, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporations, and local housing authorities are invited to submit applications to provide services addressing the above elements.
For more information, contact the Alexander County JCPC Chairperson/Designee Melanie Millsaps at 828-632-9336.
In order to apply for FY 2021-2022 JCPC funding, you must complete and submit your application online by accessing NC ALLIES. Please read and follow all instructions at the following link: https://cp.ncdjjdp.org/CP/.
Private non-profits are also required to submit No Over Due Tax forms, Conflict of Interest Statements, Agency Conflict of Interest Policy, and proof of 501(c)(3) status.
An information session will be held virtually. There will be two meeting dates available to choose from. This meeting is mandatory for new programs that are interested in applying for funds.
JCPC FY 21-22 RFP Information Session #1 will be held on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. (2 hours).
Meeting number: 180 659 5319
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JCPC FY 21-22 RFP Information Session #2 will be held on Monday, January 25, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. (2 hours).
Meeting number: 180 510 0022
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For further information or technical assistance about applying for JCPC funds in Alexander County, contact P. Scott Stoker, Div. of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice, Area Consultant, at (704) 603-6833.
The deadline for online applications is February 2, 2021, by 4:00 p.m.