September 16, 1997 in Idaho

State Hands Out Federal Grant Money For Juvenile-Justice Programs

Associated Press

The Idaho Juvenile Justice Commission has allocated more than $237,000 from a federal grant to 19 delinquency prevention programs around the state.

The money from the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevent Act will help finance programs during the budget year that begins Oct. 1.

The allocation includes:

$12,973 to the St. Maries School District for a community youth center.

$33,963 to northern Idaho’s Leadership Education Adventure Project, or LEAP.

$18,880 to the Clearwater-Lewis County Juvenile Probation program.

$4,910 to the Caldwell Police Department for youth accountability.

$25,000 to Salud y Provecho, the Idaho Migrant Council.

$19,257 to Ada County Juvenile Court Services for electronic monitoring.

$9,952 to Big Brothers/Big Sisters in the Boise area for mentoring at-risk youth.

$7,991 for the Fifth District CASA parent project.

$7,135 to the Jerome County Commission for its DART Program.

$9,338 to the Jerome County Commission for its Detour Program.

$3,600 to Robert Stuart Junior High School in Twin Falls for its Positive Adult Role Model program.

$21,756 to Bannock County Juvenile Justice for its Our Girls program.

$4,050 to Caribou County Juvenile Probation for its School Youth Companion program.

$9,185 to Franklin County Juvenile Probation for the Southeast Idaho Juvenile Work Team.

$2,007 to Power County Juvenile Probation for its School Youth Companion program.

$8,002 to William Thomas Middle School for Project Healthy.

$17,363 to Bonneville County Juvenile Probation for its foster care.

$7,800 to the Butte County School District for its in-school suspension program.

$14,012 to Madison County Juvenile Probation for its Short Stop program.

The Juvenile Justice Commission also set aside $100,000 to address the issue of status offenders. The money will go to Twin Falls County Juvenile Probation to develop a pilot project.

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