4. B. 1.
Commissioners Court - Regular
Juvenile Accountability Block Grant (JABG)
Deanna Saldana, Juvenile Department
Discuss and consider adopting a Resolution authorizing submission of grant application via "eGrants" web site to the Governor's Criminal Justice Division for funding the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Program, also known as the Probation Rules Enforcement Program.
The JABG grant has funded the Probation Rules Enforcement Program (PREP) Officer salary and fringe benefits for the past eleven (12) years. This officer monitors curfews for ISP probationers and provides information to the assigned probation officer, as well as conducts home visits after 5:00 pm as appropriate to ensure that the orders of the Juvenile Court are followed. The officer acts as the department's liaison to the Gang Task force and assures that the juvenile gang data base information is current.
The goal is to continue to increase the accountability and supervision ofjuvenile offenders. The outcome is to reduce recidivism and juvenile delinquency and improve the Juvenile Justice system through interagency coordination and communication.
Criminal Justice Division proposed grant award for FY 2013-2014 is $10,840.00, this will impact local funds from general fund by $43,675.00. Total estimated project for salary and fringe benefits for PREP officer is $54,515.00.
Information about available funds
Funds NOT Available:
Account Code(s) for Available Funds
Resolution for PREP grant
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