Gov. Perry Announces $273,000 in Grants to Juvenile Delinquency
AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry today awarded more than $273,000 to three programs that provide services to juvenile offenders or youth at-risk of entering the juvenile justice system. The grants are awarded through the federal Title V Delinquency Prevention Act fund, and distributed by the Governor's Criminal Justice Division (CJD).
"Prevention is the best assurance that at-risk youth have the foundation and direction to build upon to grow into successful and productive citizens," said Gov. Perry. "These grants help tie together positive reinforcement with personal responsibility for those children who have lost their way, teaching them important lessons that will last a lifetime."
Title V Delinquency Prevention Act funds intend to reduce juvenile delinquency and violence by helping communities provide children, families, neighborhoods and institutions with necessary knowledge, skills and opportunities to foster a healthy and nurturing environment that supports the growth and development of productive and responsible citizens. Grant funds are utilized by providing services such as alcohol and drug abuse prevention, tutoring and educational assistance, leadership and job skills training, and mental health services.
Each year, CJD awards more than $113 million in grants for a variety of juvenile justice, criminal justice and victim services programs. Title V Delinquency Prevention awards are:
Houston Parks and Recreation Department
After School Achievement Program for Elementary Students (A.S.A.P.)
San Patricio County
Parents And Children Together (PACT)
Partnering for Youth