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Union County Receives Juvenile Justice Grant

Oct 17, 2013 -- 5:58pm

The Union County State Attorney’s office announced Thursday that they have received a

$200,000 juvenile justice grant from the Illinois Department of Human Services to

establish a Redeploy Illinois program site. The grant funds will be used to provide services

to youth between the ages of 13 and 18 in Union, Jackson, Johnson, Massac, Pope and Saline

counties who are at high risk of commitment to the Department of Juvenile Justice. The

program provides counties throughout Illinois with funds to administer a wide

array of additional services including case management, court advocacy, education assistance,

counseling and crisis intervention. The initial $200,000 grant will be used to provide services

during 2014 and will be eligible for renewal on an annual basis in subsequent years.

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