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May 25, 2017: Grants Available to Address Disproportionate Minority Contact


Agencies in Christian, Fayette, Hardin and Jefferson counties may apply for funding

On June 15th, the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice will begin accepting applications for the Title II Formula Grants Program, which supports community-based initiatives that seek to reduce disproportionate minority contact in the juvenile justice system.

Nonprofit organizations and local government agencies in Christian, Fayette, Hardin and Jefferson counties are eligible to apply.


Approximately $80,000 will be available through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, an office under the U.S. Department of Justice. The funds have been allocated for assessments, research and programming that addresses disproportionate minority contact.


Federal guidelines require that states undertake specific delinquency prevention and system improvement efforts to reduce the disproportionate number of minority youth who come into contact with the juvenile justice system.

The application can be accessed from June 15th through July 15, 2017 via the Department of Juvenile Justice website at or the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board website at .


The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. July 15, 2017. For more information, contact Stephanie Reynolds at 502-573-2738 or by email at


The funding cycle for the grant will be October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018.




Awards for the 2017-2018 Title II Prevention sub-grantees will be announced by July 1, 2017. 





July 1, 2016: The Department of Juvenile Justice is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Title II formula grant awards.

YMCA of Greater Louisville  -Safe Place Services

Light of Chance, Inc. - Breathe Youth Arts Program

Mountain Comprehensive Care Center

Children's Home of Northern Kentucky

McCreary County Schools



The application process was highly competitive with almost $1,000,000.00 in funding requested for programs from the available $300,000.00 funds. The grant period is from October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017 and funds are dispersed on a reimbursement basis.