Union County receives $200,000 juvenile justice grant
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Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds recently announced that Union County 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 Redeploy Illinois 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.