Shasta, Butte counties awarded federal grants for juvenile justice

Sep 17, 2015 4:43 PM by News Staff

Two North State agencies are set to receive a portion of $3 million in federal grants that will go toward improving juvenile justice programs.

The Board of State and Community Corrections has awarded the funds to support delinquency prevention and intervention services and reduce racial and ethnic disparity in the juvenile justice system.

The Shasta County Probation Department will receive $146,938. The department plans to partner with the Providence International Garden of Hope in an effort to develop and sustain a reentry program for at-risk youth in custody, as well as those released to their parents or guardian.

In Butte County, the Mechoopda Indian Tribe of Chico Rancheria has been awarded $120,000 to be used for the American Indian Program. The goal being to reduce juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, truancy, and other high-risk behaviors among youth ages 5 to 17 by providing evidence-based mentoring services.


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