BSCC Awards Federal Title II Grants

Twelve organizations will receive $4 million in federal funding over the next year to support juvenile delinquency prevention in a move approved today by the Board of State and Community Corrections.

The nine nonprofits, two governmental agencies and a school district are eligible for grant funding for the next three years, however the amounts available in future years are contingent upon Congressional allocations.

The federal Title II grant program was established by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Act and is administered by the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Grant money is to support delinquency prevention and juvenile justice system improvement.

The OJJDP requires that states receiving the funding establish a state advisory group to develop a plan for spending priorities. The State Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, whose members are appointed by the Governor, serves as a standing BSCC executive steering committee.

The committee approved six spending priorities as part of its state plan. Successful grantees submitted plans that addressed one or more of the following: aftercare and reentry; alternatives to detention; community-based programs and services; diversion, mental health services; and mentoring, counseling and training programs.

Grant allocations include nearly $300,000 annually to the Yuba County Office of Education to implement a mentoring and therapy program in the Tri-County Juvenile Hall, and $350,000 to the Young Women’s Freedom Center in Silicon Valley for wraparound emotional and educational support and employment opportunities. Other grantees and complete program descriptions can be found here:

For more information please contact Timothy Polasik at