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Deadline to Receive At-Risk Youth Program RFPs Extended

Apr 19, 2021

The Cumberland County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) has extended until April 30 at 5 p.m. the deadline to receive a Request for Proposal for programs to serve delinquent and at-risk youth. The JCPC announced in February the availability of $1,119,291 for various programs beginning July 1.

The JCPC anticipates receiving the funds from the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Corrections and Juvenile Justice, Juvenile Community Programs for the state Fiscal Year 2021-2022. The RFP is for various programs to assist the council’s mission to prevent delinquency among at-risk juveniles. The use of N.C. Department of Public Safety funds requires a 20% local match.

The JCPC will consider proposals for the following needed programs:

  • Mentoring Programs
  • Teen Court
  • Mediation/Conflict Resolution
  • Parent/Family Skill Building
  • Tutoring/Academic Enhancement
  • Interpersonal Skill Building
  • Restitution/Community Service
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Sex Offender Treatment
  • Vocational Development
  • Group Home Services
  • Counseling
  • Clinical Evaluation/Psychological Assessment
  • Temporary Shelter (Emergency/Crisis Placement)
  • Juvenile Structured Day Programs
  • Gang Prevention Services

     

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

    School Behavior Problems

  • In-School Suspension/Out-of-School Suspension/Teen Dropouts
  • Behavioral Health Needs (Mental Health/Substance Abuse)
  • Family Conflict/Parenting Skills
  • Negative Peer Relationships
  • Runaway Programs

In order to apply, you must complete and submit your application online by accessing NC ALLIES and by submitting to the address indicated below. Please read and follow all instructions at the following link:

https://www.ncdps.gov/juvenile-justice/community-programs/juvenile-crime-prevention-councils/program-agreement-information.

Governmental agencies, 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporations and local housing authorities are invited to submit applications. After submitting the application electronically, print and submit hard copies. In order to be considered for funding, all required documentation must be submitted with the program application by the March 4 deadline. It is required that two copies of the RFP be submitted.

Mail or deliver applications to:

Nichelle Gaines, JCPC Coordinator

Cumberland County, Suite 512

P.O. Box 1829

Fayetteville, NC 28302

Gaines can be reached at 910-437-1884. For questions about the RFP or assistance with submissions, contact JCPC Area Consultant Crystal Bennett at 919-710-5331.

For more information about the Cumberland County Crime Prevention Council, go to

http://www.co.cumberland.nc.us/departments/court-group/court-system/juvenile-crime-prevention-council.