Purpose of the Funds:
Per Colorado Statute, the goal of diversion is to prevent further involvement of juveniles in the formal justice system (19-1-103(44) C.R.S.). Juvenile diversion programs should be community-based alternatives to the formal court system for youth between the ages of 10-17 who have been taken into custody for misdemeanor or felony offenses. Diversion programs should concentrate on holding the youth accountable for their behavior while involving them in programs and activities to prevent future criminal and delinquent behavior.
Eligibility & Requirements:
The Colorado Children's Code establishes units of local government and non-governmental agencies as eligible agencies to receive these state funds.
Other Requirements: A cash/in-kind match equal to 25% of the total project cost is required for this grant program.
The next competitive solicitation for applications will be released in early January of 2017. Applicants will be given approximately six weeks to submit applications. The annual grant period is July 1 through June 30.