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Grants to help Juvenile Court offenders

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
nwitimes.com
by Gregory Tejeda

Organizations throughout the city’s Southeast Side and surrounding suburbs will receive Cook County grants to support work with youths in the Juvenile Court system.

 

The Cook County Board last week approved grants to 27 organizations across Chicago and the suburbs. Those grants received approval from all board members except for Commissioner Earlean Collins, D-Chicago, who questioned a series of nine grants for $10,000 apiece.

 

She said she believes that amount is too insignificant to do a group much good. She also said she thinks the grants are flawed in that they deal with youths with problems once they get into trouble.

 

“We’re treating the symptoms instead of trying to treat the cause,” Collins said. “Youth problems are so complex, and we’d find a whole different story if we did a thorough search for it.”

 

Among the grants was a series of eight for $100,000 apiece by the Cook County Justice Advisory Council. Money is to be used between Oct. 1 and Sept. 30, 2015.

 

Illinois Collaboration on Youth is one of the recipients. They train people to work with troubled youths at centers throughout the Chicago area, including Chicago Heights and Riverdale.

 

The council is providing nine grants for $10,000 apiece, including money to Chicago Heights-based Respond Now, which helps youths in 15 communities, including Sauk Village, Chicago Heights and Calumet City.

 

The Alliance of the Southeast also received money to support efforts in the South Chicago police district, which covers the South Chicago, East Side, South Deering and Hegewisch neighborhoods.

 

Another 10 grants by the council are for $40,000 apiece; including one to Demoiselle 2 Femme NFP, which provides holistic services to teenage girls at two South Side high schools and to one in Dolton.



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