Promotion/Prevention programs use methods or activities to reduce or deter specific problem behaviors such as bullying, gang involvement or substance abuse; or to promote positive behaviors and outcomes. Promotion/Prevention programs that aim for promoting positive behaviors can focus on employment skills, life skills, or be pro-social activities which are designed to encourage youth to behave in ways that benefit others. Some Promotion/Prevention can touch on different areas of promoting positive behaviors while working to prevent the problem behaviors within the same program. Promotion/Prevention programs can also utilize 40 Developmental Assets programming which focus on 40 research-based, positive qualities that influence young people’s development, helping them become caring, responsible, and productive adults. Programs in this category will meet with youth in an ongoing basis over a specific period of time.
The Nebraska Crime Commission and the Juvenile Justice Institute hosted a webinar that is required for those counties/tribes who currently fund prevention/promotion programs through the Community-based Juvenile Services Aid Program on Friday, October 12, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. CDT. This webinar is also required for those counties/tribes who plan to request funds for prevention/promotion programs through the 2019 grant application. The following individuals are required to attend:
• Project Director or Project Coordinator listed on the grant application
• Prevention/Promotion Program Coordinator
The purpose of this webinar is to provide guidance on the prevention/promotion brief and how to include this information in the 2019 grant application. This webinar was recorded so you can view it anytime if you’re unavailable during the live webinar. If your county/tribe does not plan on funding a prevention/promotion program, you do not need to attend/view this webinar.
You can view the brief referenced in the webinar here.
JCMS Screen Updates
This video reviews the changes/enhancements to the prevention/promotion screens on September 28, 2018. This video looks at the fields in the new incentives tab on the Prevention/Promotion screens and how to complete these fields.
This video reviews the changes/enhancements to the prevention/promotion screens on March 21, 2018. These changes include: adding a discharge reason, changing the field "Hours Required to Attend" to "Total Hours Available", adding a field to track why a youth was not administered the Modified Risk and Protective Factors survey, and the creation of an activity tab to track more specifically what the youth are participating in during the program.
JCMS Data Entry
This video reviews the steps needed to add the program information the promotion/prevention screens in JCMS to capture the information about the program as well as how many hours the youth participated and their modified risk and protective factors survey scores.
This video goes over how to enter information into the JCMS for youth participating in an incentive program. Please note that this is only for programs who use their funding for the incentives (fee waivers, scholarships, etc.) and not for incentives received through another funded program type (like truancy).