Office of Children and Family Services

 

NEWS
For Immediate Release: 11/1/2013

Contact: Jennifer Givner

Email: Jennifer.Givner@ocfs.ny.gov

Phone: 518-402-3130

New York State Receives Nearly $1 Million in Federal Grants to Improve Services for Youth Involved in the Juvenile Justice System

New York State Receives Nearly $1 Million in Federal Grants to Improve Services for Youth Involved in the Juvenile Justice System

Programs designed to reduce recidivism, divert non-violent juveniles from Family Court

New York State has received nearly $1 million in two federal grants, one to improve services for youth returning home after placement to give them a better chance of leading productive, crime-free lives, and the other divert non-violent youth with mental health issues from the juvenile justice system into treatment.

The state Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) will administer the two grants, which will benefit six counties outside of New York City:

  • A $741,949 federal Second Chance Act grant will continue work begun at the state level, and piloted in Monroe County, to reduce the rate at which youths find themselves involved again in the juvenile or adult criminal justice system. The grant will provide funding that will