Grant: $119,338 - Department of Justice - Jul. 30, 2009
50% voted satisfied - 50% voted not satisfied - 2 vote(s) cast
Award Description: Project will fund half of the Southwest County Youth Court Program. Goals will be to review at least 8 youth court cases a quarter, fund at least 65 overtime hours for youth patrol a quarter, and to mitigate a minimum of 33 juvenile criminal cases per year. There are two aspects of this process: enforcement and education. The major strategies for this two pronged approach include: 1. Conduct high visibility foot patrols at the Promenade Mall to suppress or reduce3 juvenile crime. 2. To meet with and develop rapport with businesses that cater to or atract juveniles. 3. Encourange non-violent juvenile offenders and their parents to be involved with the Youth Court Project or Youth Accountability Team (YAT). Work with the Youth Accountability Team staff to review juvenile criminal reports for Youth Court case development. 4. Idenitify resources that are available to parents whose child is a juvenile offender such as the Parent Project, Safe Alternatives for Everyone (SAFE), Social Services, school officials and related programs, counseling services, drug and alcohol intervention programs, etc. 5. Develop and showcase positive peer role models and involve juvenile offenders in the positive side of the Youth Court process such as Peer Jury Duty, Court Clerk duties, etc. Major deliverables include statistical logs filled out indicating youth contacted, cases managed and other pertinent data. These logs will be compiled into a quarterly report to be delivered to the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Temecula Police Department has already been coordinating with the Murrieta Police Department to set up the Southwest Youth Court Program. This program is operating successfully and coordinating with many local agencies through the Temecula Police Department such as Safe Alternatives for Everyone, the Temecula Valley School District, the Youth Accountability Team, and the Parent Project. One School Resource Officer has been assigned as a Youth Court Officer and is working with the Murrieta Youth Court to set up cases for Temecula Offenders. Mall staff has also begun saturation patrols in conjunction with this program.
Project Description: The Youth Court has been in operation, and the grant is being used to fund a portion of the Temecula share of the program including overtime hours only for one Deputy and one Sergeant to coordinate operations. During this quarter, logistics and planning have begun with activities ramping up in the next quarter. Training has been arranged for one Deputy and one Sergeant. Equipment is being located and will be purchased in the next quarter. In addition, mall patrols will begin in the next quarter.
Jobs Summary: There have not been any new jobs created or existing jobs retained. This project funds overtime hours for existing Officers only. These Officers do not work a standard number of hours per week so each Officer's FTE was calculated separately and they were all added together. Two Sergeants worked a schedule of 350 Standard Hours between July 30 and September 30. They worked a total of 8 hours OT which divided by 350 equals .023 FTE. One Deputy worked 344 Standard Hours between July 30 and September 30. He worked a total of 18 hours OT which divided by 344 equals .052 FTE. One Court Deputy and one Court supplied through a vendor worked 352 Standard Hours between July 30 and September 30. They worked a total of 6.75 hours OT which divided by 352 equals .02 FTE. Added all together, there were .095 FTE's funded since the grant was awarded. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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