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Federal Grants Expand Civic Heart Community Services’ Programs

Last week, Civic Heart Community Services (Civic Heart) received $575,000 in two grants from the US Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to reduce risk for girls in the juvenile justice system and support high-quality arts programs for justice-involved youth.

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OJP Grants Unlock Youth Potential

Tamara*, a high school senior, was just months away from graduation and her 18th birthday when her family, led by a single mom, was evicted from their apartment. With no means of financial support and her mother soon having left the picture, Tamara was facing homelessness, alone.

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Coordinating Council Focuses on Innovative Model for Serving Youth at Home

The Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention explored innovative approaches to youth justice—including ways federal agencies can support local collaborations to increase the availability of community-based support services for vulnerable youth—during its September 19, 2023, meeting in Houston, TX. The meeting marked the first time the council convened outside the greater Washington, D.C., area.

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