A grant totaling $35,158 is headed to Dallas County where it will benefit a program designed to help juvenile offenders make positive changes in their lives.
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley announced the grant's award to the Dallas County Children's Policy Council, which will use the money to continue working with offenders to change their negative behaviors and keep them from reentering the court system.
Program staff members work with the youth's family and probation officer in an effort to steer the youth away from unlawful activities.
To hold a juvenile offender accountable, program monitors make periodic checks of school attendance, activities and whereabouts and perform curfew checks to report to the parent or guardian.
The grant will be administered through the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) and is being made available by the U.S. Justice Department.
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