The local police department is in serious need of funding in all facets. The Juvenile program has been hit the hardest and will need the largest cut of the grant because these programs keep youth from becoming repeat offenders or major felons. The rehabilitation and diversion programs are ways to help these juveniles without major cost to the states or counties by offering three to six month programs allowing juveniles a chance to get his or her charges dismissed. These programs help keep
Juveniles out of correctional faceless and release him or her back home to his or her family, sooner. This grant will discuss why the police department needs funding, the problems associated with not getting the proper funding, the objective of the project, the methods and evaluation behind the project, why future funding is so important, and the proposed budget. By providing the grant to the police force, police can help communities’ set-up rehabilitation programs and other similar programs to combat repeat juvenile offenders.
It has been proven “detention is four to 10 times ore expensive and six times less effective than preventing future crime through rehabilitation and education” (House, 2010). The programs help understand why the juveniles committed the crime In the first place but help him or her deal with family issues, conflicts, and psychological treatments. One article states “Counseling will address problems such as anger management, drug and alcohol education and handling difficult feelings. (Bannock, 2012) Many of these programs known as diversion and rehabilitation programs allow delinquents a chance to get the retirement he or she needs and assist with removing his or her charges. The most important part of this grant proposal understands how these programs can help communities take control of the youth and gulled the youth home and ensure he or she is crime or drug free. These programs allow communities to get involved but allow youth to take control of his or her future. With the proper support and guidance the youth have better success at achieving these goals and without the programs the chance Is reduced significantly. Various studies have shown rehabilitation works better with youth than adults, so that has become the court’s Ochs,” states Schooners (Spiraling, 2012). Juveniles in correction facilities do not cure the problem and once released can increase crime rates, and housing these Juveniles Is costly. With correction facilities at Max capacity, these programs should be a top priority for all states to Implement. Probation officers have the difficult task of trying to keep up with his or her caseloads because of the Increase of offenders In correctional faceless.
Many officers believe the program implementation has caused a decrease in the caseload and the officers have more time to work with the youth. Another article states, “The proper ‘OFF solutions are to reserve Juvenile attention Tort only tense offenders won teenage public welfare and to devote the remaining funds to rehabilitation and treatment. The early Juvenile courts prized a future-focused method. Not surprisingly, the truly corrective approach brought about much lower levels of refunding. In eight years, I have never encountered a Juvenile who could not be reformed.
Many have quickly proceeded to college and have even mentored other youth, outcomes impossible within the cold walls of a detention center” (House, 2010). Objectives and methods need to be shown for the grant budget proposal to be effective. With the $100,000 grant, the department will prove to the philanthropist the money will be well spent and is a worthy cause. With the $100,000 grant, the department can meet certain objectives established from the beginning, such as trying to meet the demands and accommodations of COOPS.
This is required because of the type of model the police department follows. Another objective would be the funding could be used to meet the needs and requirements of certain areas of the department to function properly. The areas in need are homicide, traffic, Juvenile, and other specialized units and are better identified as the functional areas. These areas are considered functional areas because they are broken down tasks put into certain areas and organized. This also allows for cooperation of the tasks or the departments in charge of these tasks.
With the $100,000 grant these tasks or various functions would be able to have support that could be identified as financial and physical in the form of supporting the employees for those sections. The grant would allow for the tasks to be completed, deadlines to be met, and objectives accomplished (Mochas, n. D. ). Thus, allowing the police department to complete its mission of protecting and serving the community. This would be meeting the goals and objectives of the police department and of the $100,000 grant (Mochas, n. D. ).
The project method or design is in place to show the grantor the steps required in achieving the goals and objectives in place (Frizz, 2012). The methods chosen to show the model of COOPS and the organizations within the functional areas will be the methods rational in proving why the funding is needed and how it would work (Frizz, 2012). The methods used and addressed to prove grant funding is needed for the various sectors and departments within the precinct would be methods such as research, surveys, expert opinion, public opinion, and past experience of those in the various fields and departments (Frizz, 2012).
Also identified would be the locales of where the funding on and off the field, the areas affected, facilities and any equipment used. In the project method there would be also a timeline showing the various steps and what intervals would be enacted from beginning to end. The timeline would help show the grantor accountability for the $100,000. Overall the project method will be designed in a style accessible to the reader or to the grantor. The philanthropist will want to evaluate the project and ensure where the monies will be used.
There are many areas where the funds could be used based on the current issues of the force. For example there has been cases were criminals were able to outrun police vehicles, this happens because of the vehicles are old and have maintenance issues. The grant will also help keep officers employed. There are funds in the system from the taxpayers, but there is not enough money to maintain the Utter AT ten department . One location ten Tunas wall De uses toward wall De projects. These projects are created to have a major effect on issues by enforcing strategies to target the problem.
This type of community policing focuses on the issues that cause crime within the community (City of Lincoln and Lancaster County Nebraska, USA, n. D. ). This means the community is more involved with the police force to help ensure his or her neighborhood is safe and protected. If one community becomes involved the other communities will follow if it is proven the program works. It is imperative to evaluate the project to ensure the funds will be disbursed according to importance. There will be need for future funding and to ensure the funds can be retrieve the force must incorporate a budget and stick to it.
There must also be a forecast to see where funds have been going and to determine if changes need to be made. Future funding and the current budget go hand-in-hand. To ensure future funding will be given to the criminal Justice system it imperative to ensure monies are disbursed properly and according to the plan for funding. The people involved in funding will not continue to fund the project if there is no change, especially if there has been funding once or twice and shows no change. This is how forecasting assists with the budget plan.
Working on the budget the person in charge will need to review how much money is available, how much has been spent and where, and what changes have occurred. After reviewing the changes and the changes that may occur, it is important to place the funds in the right area. Also future funding will come if there are more people involved. The community must be reactive because this will prove that the programs and funding are gaining results. The person in charge of the budget must remember revenue and expenses need to be the same in the budget for future funding.
Also it is imperative to not work on more than one budget. This can cause the budget to be off because the person is putting too much time into too many issues, and can be issuing out money that is not available. Also for future funding it is vital to set up salaries for each department regarding how the funds should be spent. Another big issue for future funding and he project budget is to make sure the offices follow the terms and conditions and no illegal activities occur. There are always terms when grants are given and those terms need to be followed to ensure everyone receives what is needed.
Once the project budget is composed and the forecast is determined it will be easier to present more plans to the grantor to ensure he or she understands where the funds will be used and the impact it will have on the departments where the money is disbursed. If there are other departments requiring funds the proposal will assist with future funding for those departments as well. With the police department operating at full capacity, the numbers show how $100,000 is distributed to pay for the various expenses, such as uniforms, and staff; salaries and bonuses.