The Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice has awarded approximately $300,000 in federal grant awards to 3 state agencies and 3 local government entities.
The department awarded $150,000 of Juvenile Accountability Block Grant (JABG) funds to the Administrative Office of the Courts ($50,000); Department of Public Advocacy ($50,000); and Prosecutor’s Advisory Council ($50,000). These funds are targeted for juvenile drug courts, pre-trial services, improvement of legal representation of juveniles during detention hearings, and assistance for County and Commonwealth Attorneys to address drug, gang, and youth violence problems more efficiently.
Accessing funds available to Kentucky through Title V of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the department also awarded the McCracken County Fiscal Court ($49,735); Lexington Fayette Urban County Government ($47,389); and the City of Frankfort ($49,578) grants in support of after school programs, truancy reduction efforts, and prevention/mentoring services for youth at risk of delinquency and crime.
These federal funds enable Kentucky to coordinate with other state and local agencies in support of efforts to promote greater accountability in the juvenile justice system through the provision of early intervention, prevention and treatment services.
For more information, contact John Hodgkin at (502) 573-2738.