The Bossier/Webster District Attorney's office Monday will officially receive a $438,000 grant/contract to implement a community-based Office of Juvenile Justice/DA Tracker Program. The grant will be used to provide behavioral monitoring and supervision to youth between the ages of 10-21 who are at risk of removal from home due to behavioral problems.
Dr. Mary L. Livers, deputy secretary of Louisiana's OJJ, will be in Benton Monday to officially award the grant to Bossier/Webster district attorney Schuyler Marvin, at a special news conference at 9 a.m. in the Judges' Conference Room (518) on the fifth floor of the Bossier Parish Courthouse, 204 Burt Blvd.
In addition, Dr. Lisa Hutchinson of Homby Zeller Associates, will be there to discuss grant funding opportunities for Faith-Based and Community Organizations (after school programs, mentoring programs, daycare funding, rural development, etc.).
Hamby Zeller Associates is a consulting service hired by the Office of the Governor, Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement, to identify ways to mitigate disproportionate minority contact (MDC) in the Louisiana Juvenile Justice System.