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LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council anticipates receiving $426,621 to distribute to qualifying nonprofits that work with at-risk children.

The money is expected to come from the Department of Public Safety and the Division of Administration for the 2013-14 fiscal year that begins July 1. The required local match is 10 percent.

The following program types will be considered for funding: mentoring services; parent skill building; psychological assessments; interpersonal skill building; community service; substance abuse issues; have moderate to serious behavioral issues at school; having associated with delinquent peers; or do not have parental supervision.

Applicants are being sought that are able to address the legislatively mandated items such as: compatible with research that is shown to be effective with juvenile offenders; services being outcome based; programs with an evaluation component; and services that divert youths away from gangs.

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on March 23. For information, call Wendy Chavis at 910-671-3158 or Rogena Deese at 910-474-3029. For technical assistance, call Ronald Tillman at 910-997-9281.

Applications can be delivered or mailed to the attention of Wendy Chavis at Lumberton Parks and Recreation, 2830 Kenny Biggs Road, Lumberton.

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