The Guilford County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) seek proposals for community-based programs targeting delinquent or gang involved youth (ages 10-17), or those at risk of juvenile court involvement.  The JCPC anticipates funds from the NC Department of Public Safety in the amount of $987,774 to fund these programs through a selective evaluation process.  Such programs will serve delinquent and at-risk youth for the state fiscal year 2018-2019 beginning on, or after, July 1, 2018.

Requirements and Eligibility:

  • A 30% local match is required; this match may be cash or in-kind.
  • Local public agencies, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporations and local housing authorities may apply.
  • The NC General Statute (143B-851b) states “Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils shall ensure that appropriate intermediate dispositional options are available and shall prioritize funding of intermediate and community level dispositional options.” Proposals that ensure appropriate community-based intermediate dispositions, per legislative mandate, will receive priority.

Program Services:

  • Needed services identified by the Guilford County JCPC include those that decrease delinquent behavior and/or gang participation, OR those that divert individuals from delinquent behavior and/or gang participation.
  • Program services must be compatible with research that is shown to be effective with juvenile offenders or those juveniles at risk of delinquency.
  • Based on a study of risk factors and needs of Guilford County court-involved youth, programs must address the following risk and protective factors for delinquency or repeat delinquency (factors are listed in alphabetical order, not in order of importance):
Risk Factors Protective Factors
  • Assaultive behavior, including sexually assaultive behavior
  • Association with delinquent or gang-involved peers
  • Family criminality
  • School behavior problems
  • School suspensions
  • Community restitution
  • Mentoring
  • Mental health care
  • Parental skill building
  • Prosocial peer relationships and social skill building
  • School behavior and adjustment (alternative to school suspensions)
  • Substance abuse assessment and treatment
  • Vocational training
  • Gang Awareness/Education

 

  • Suggested Programs: To address the risk and protective factors listed above, programs MUST comply with the Department of Public Safety’s policies for specific program service types:
    • Assessment Programs: Clinical Evaluation, Psychological Assessment, Substance Abuse Assessment, Sex Offender Evaluation. Juvenile Crime Prevention Council prefers providers willing to conduct on-site evaluations at Juvenile Services Offices (Greensboro and High Point) on scheduled court dates.   Juvenile Services will be providing office space for the assessor.
    • Clinical Treatment Programs: Home Based Family Counseling, Individual and Group Counseling, Family Counseling, Substance Abuse Treatment, Sex Offender Treatment
    • Community Day Programs: Juvenile Structured Day
    • Residential Services Programs: Group Home Care, Temporary Shelter Care, Runaway Shelter Care, Specialized Foster Care, Temporary Foster Care
    • Restorative Programs: Mediation/Conflict Resolution, Restitution, Teen Court
    • Structured Activities Programs: Experiential Skill Building, Parent Family Skill Building Program (e.g. Parent/Family Mentoring), Interpersonal Skill Building Program, Tutoring/Academic Enhancement Program, Vocational Development, Mentoring
  • Programs are encouraged to have a transportation component to assist in alleviating a potential barrier to service delivery.
  • The program must have an evaluation component, and services must be outcome based. Proposals should include measurable objectives for the program’s impact on participants’ behaviors that will lead to:

• reduction of subsequent juvenile complaints;

•  reduction in violations of community supervision;

•  reduction in subsequent juvenile court adjudication.

Application Procedures:

  • The RFP will be advertised no later than December 17, 2017.
  • Application deadline: January 30, 2018 by 5:00 pm. This deadline applies to all electronic and paper submissions.
  • Before submitting applications, applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of two Application Information Sessions on 1. January 5, 2018 at 10:00am at the John H. McAdoo Conference Room, located in the BB&T Building at 201 West Market Street, Greensboro, NC or 2. January 19, 2018 at 10:00am at the John H. McAdoo Conference Room, located in the BB&T Building at 201 West Market Street, Greensboro, NC.
  • In order to apply for FY 2018-19 JCPC funding, you must complete and submit your application online by accessing NC ALLIES. Please read and follow all instructions at the following link:  http://www.ncdps.gov/index2.cfm?a=000003,002476,002483,002482,002514
  • Private non-profits are also required to submit No Over Due Tax forms, Conflict of Interest Statements, Agency’s Conflict of Interest Policy and proof of 501(c)(3) status.
  • After submitting the application electronically, print and submit 2 (two) hard copies of the application by the Application Deadline of January 30, Mail or deliver hard copies to:

Guilford County Administrative Office
Attn: J.J. Greeson
301 West Market Street, Suite 203
Greensboro, NC 27402

  • For JCPC administrative support, contact J.J. Greeson at (336) 641-3383.
  • For further information or technical assistance about applying for JCPC funds in this County, contact
    Regina L. Arrowood, Area Consultant, NC Dept. of Public Safety, Division of Administration at regina.arrowood@ncdps.gov.