STEPHENSON COUNTY — The Stephenson County Board Court Services Committee has grant funds available for local nonprofit organizations with programs that specifically target at-risk youths who are not currently in the legal system. Currently in Stephenson County there are fifty-five juveniles on probation. The goal of youth diversion funding is to have activities/programming in our community that provide alternatives for youth to keep them engaged in positive activities.
Interested applicants are encouraged to obtain the funding application on the Stephenson County Board website: http://www.co.stephenson.il.us/board/. The application deadline is 4:00pm on April 1, 2021.
The funding for this grant comes from a $5 youth diversion fee that is paid by persons convicted of criminal and/or traffic cases. No tax dollars are used.