$650K federal grant for at-risk youths in Mohawk Valley

February 15, 2017 07:26 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A pilot program in the Mohawk Valley aimed at helping at-risk youths avoid criminal trouble is getting $650,000 in federal funding.

The federal grant will help youths under probation supervision, those returning home after a juvenile delinquency placement and teens at risk of committing new crimes.

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The Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration says the state Division of Criminal Justice Services is teaming up with the not-for-profit Kids Oneida to supplement existing probation and re-entry services in Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego and Oswego counties.

The money will help provide training, a trauma screening tool and staffing, among other things.



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