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File #: 21-5434    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Grant Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/5/2021 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 10/12/2021 Final action:
Title: Request by Juvenile Probation for approval to accept from the Work Texas Training Center grant funds in the amount of $75,000, with a discretionary match of $32,066, for the Work Texas Training Center Program, and extend the associated position to October 14, 2022.
Attachments: 1. 21-5434.pdf
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Department: Juvenile Probation
Department Head/Elected Official: Henry Gonzales

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA

Type of Request: Grant

Project ID (if applicable):N/A
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): Work Texas Training Center
MWDBE Participation (if applicable):

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request by Juvenile Probation for approval to accept from the Work Texas Training Center grant funds in the amount of $75,000, with a discretionary match of $32,066, for the Work Texas Training Center Program, and extend the associated position to October 14, 2022.
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Background and Discussion:
HCJPD has been working to transform the youth justice system. This has been and will continue to be done by working diligently to reduce the number of youth in the system, improving the services families and youth receive, addressing needs, and reinvesting in communities to maximize resources and more deeply engage communities to support better outcomes for youth. As a result, we know by empowering youth and engaging them in positive developmental strategies as opposed to relying on punitive based practices, such as engaging youth in workforce development, teaching marketable skills and working toward gainful employment, that this will provide much needed support and opportunities that have been lacking. This grant will help HCJPD with our transformation work.

Expected Impact:
HCJPD will be able to utilize grant funds to pay for the position of Director of Industry Partnerships which will allow HCJPD to increase the number of partners working together to provide justice involved youth with the training necessary to obtain marketable skills and gainful employment.

Alternative Options:
If these grant funds are not awarded or accepted, HCJPD would not have the benefit of this position.

Alignment with Goal(s):
X_ Justice and Safety
_ Economic Opportunity
_ Housing
_ Public Health
_ Transportation
_ Flooding
_ Environment
_ Governance and C...

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