Ingham County announced the start of the 2019 Juvenile Justice Community Agency grant application process.Ingham County will provide financial support to community agencies to support the goals of the Juvenile Justice Millage program.
“Ingham County has made great strides in helping our at-risk kids to get back on the right track thanks to Ingham County voters who first approved the countywide Juvenile Justice Millage in 2002,” said Carol Koenig, Chairperson of the Ingham County Board of Commissioners. “This grant partnership with local organizations is an important and fundamental part of our strategy.” The Juvenile Justice Millage was renewed in 2006, 2012, and 2016.
The Board of Commissioners reserves a portion of the millage to further the goals and objectives of Ingham County’s Juvenile Justice Millage program. The grant awards are from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.
“The Juvenile Justice Millage and the programs it funds help young people turn their lives around and stay out of the criminal justice system. In Ingham County, no young person is destined to go to prison. It's better for the individual young person, their family, and society as a whole to help the young offender develop the skills to live a positive, productive life,” said Bryan Crenshaw, Chairperson of the Ingham County Board of Commissioners’ Law & Courts Committee.
The 2019 Juvenile Justice Community Agency grant process will support the Ingham County Board of Commissioners’ intent of seeking proposals from qualified organizations to increase the capacity of the county juvenile justice system for the treatment of delinquent and disturbed youth, with the intent to reduce the involvement of youth in the formal adjudication process.
This cycle, $125,000 will be available to local organizations and agencies to support this program. The Juvenile Justice Community Agency Grant process will begin with an application for the agency to fill out, due by August 21, 2018 at 5:00pm. The applications are reviewed by County staff and legal counsel to ensure they meet the County’s objectives and legal restrictions on public funds. This Juvenile Justice Community Agency Grant allocation process will be reviewed by the Ingham County Board of Commissioners for approval in the fall.
For more information on regarding the 2019 Juvenile Justice Millage Community Agency Applications contact Deputy Controller, Teri Morton at (517) 676-7211 or Rachel Prettenhofer at (517) 676-7206 or visit http://co.ingham.org/. You may also e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.