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.”