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Juvenile Crime Prevention Council Accepting Proposals for Youth Program Funding

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Proposals will be accepted through February 28, 2023

The Harnett County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) is now accepting proposals for fiscal year 2023-2024.  The JCPC’s Mission is to address the gaps in youth service by promoting prevention, intervention, treatment and aftercare strategies, which strengthen families and community safety.

Harnett County JCPC anticipates receiving funds from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety (DPS), Division of Adult Corrections & Juvenile Justice, Juvenile Community Programs section in the amount of $320,045.  These funds are to serve delinquent youth and youth most at risk to become delinquent. 

If you have a program serving youth, or are currently seeking funding to start a program to help serve youth, the Harnett County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council will be accepting proposals for the funding period of July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024 from local government agencies and private non-profits with 501-c-3 status. The JCPC will consider proposals for the following needed programs:

  • Parent/Family Skill Building
  • Interpersonal Skill Building
  • Vocational Skills/Development
  • Tutoring/Academic Enhancement
  • Mediation/Confliction Resolution
  • Restitution/Community Service
  • Teen Court/Restorative Justice
  • Services Addressing Problem Sexual Behavior
  • Juvenile Structure Day Programs

Such programs will serve delinquent and at-risk youth for the state fiscal year 2023-2024 beginning on, or after, July 1, 2023. The use of DPS funds in Harnett County does require a 10% local match.

To view the FY 2023-2024 JCPC funding request for proposals, visit

Applicants will be required to complete training for submitting an application through NCALLIES and additional assistance will be available for anyone who is interested in applying.

Applications can be submitted online at The deadline to submit a proposal is 5:00 PM on Tuesday, February 28, 2023.

For further information or technical assistance with the application, please contact JCPC Area Consultant, Crystal Bennett at 919-710-5331.

The JCPC Council is comprised of various private and State agencies. Meetings are held monthly and the public is invited to attend. Contact Kimberly Whitted by email at or by phone at 910-814-5771 to receive the link to the meeting if interested in attending virtually. The meeting schedule can be found at

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