Jun 07 2005

SHELBY ANNOUNCES OVER $940,000 FOR JUVENILE DELINQUENCY PREVENTION PROGRAMS

WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Senator Richard C. Shelby (R-AL) today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice will be awarding the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs $940,000 for juvenile justice and delinquency prevention programs. This grant was authorized under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act of 2002.

These funds will be used to support State and local delinquency prevention and intervention efforts and juvenile justice system improvements. Program areas will include the following: substance abuse prevention programs; juvenile crime prevention programs; treatment programs; improvement of juvenile justice system operations, policies and procedures; and administrative activities.

Sen. Shelby said “I am pleased to make this announcement for the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs. We must continue to improve our juvenile justice system and educate youth through these prevention programs. I believe these programs will help deter violent and criminal activities among juveniles in our State.”

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