County looking for new program ideas for at-risk youth

JCPC RFP newThe Cumberland County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) is looking for new programs to help serve young offenders and at-risk youth. The JCPC announced that $1,119,291 will be available for various programs beginning July 1.

The JCPC expects to receive funding from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety’s Division of Adult Corrections and Juvenile Justice, Juvenile Community Programs for the state’s 2022-2023 fiscal year.

The deadline for submitting proposals is March 1 at 5 p.m. Requests for Proposals from Applicants should address the following:

  • Program services consistent with research that has been shown to be effective with juvenile offenders.
  • Results-oriented program services.
  • The program must include an evaluation component.

The JCPC will consider proposals for the following necessary programs:

  • Mentorship programs
  • Court for teenagers
  • Mediation/Conflict Resolution
  • Strengthening parenting/family skills
  • Tutoring/School Improvement
  • Strengthening of interpersonal skills
  • Restitution/Community Service
  • Drug treatment
  • Treatment of sex offenders
  • Professional development
  • Group home services
  • Advice
  • Clinical Assessment/Psychological Assessment
  • Temporary shelter (emergency/crisis placement)
  • Structured Day Programs for Youth
  • Gang Prevention Services

Proposed programs should target the following risk factors for delinquency or recidivism:

  • Behavior problems at school
  • In-School Suspension/Out-of-School Suspension/Teen Dropout
  • Behavioral health needs (mental health/addiction)
  • Family conflict/parenting skills
  • Negative peer relationships
  • Runaway programs

An application must be completed and submitted online here.

Government agencies, 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporations, and local housing authorities are welcome to submit nominations. After submitting the application electronically, print and submit hard copies. In order to be considered for funding, all required documents must be submitted with the program application by the March 1 deadline. It is necessary that two copies of the RFP be submitted.

Applications can be mailed to Nichelle Gaines, Cumberland County JCPC Coordinator, Suite 512, PO Box 1829, Fayetteville, NC 28302. Gaines can be reached at 910-437-1884.

For questions about proposals or for assistance with submissions, contact JCPC Regional Consultant Crystal Bennett at 919-710-5331.

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