299A.2994 ASIAN-AMERICAN JUVENILE CRIME PREVENTION.
Subdivision 1. Grant program.
The commissioner of public safety shall establish a
grant program for coordinated, family-based crime intervention and prevention services for
Asian-American youth. The commissioners of human services, education, and public safety shall
work together to coordinate grant activities.
Subd. 2. Grant recipients.
The commissioner, in consultation with the Asian-Pacific
Council, shall award grants in amounts up to $150,000 to agencies based in the Asian-American
community that have experience providing coordinated, family-based community services to
Asian-American youth and families.
Subd. 3. Project design.
Projects eligible for grants under this section must provide
coordinated crime intervention, prevention, and educational services that include:
(1) education for Asian-American parents, including parenting methods in the United States
and information about the United States legal and educational systems;
(2) crime intervention and prevention programs for Asian-American youth, including
employment and career-related programs and guidance and counseling services;
(3) family-based services, including support networks, language classes, programs to
promote parent-child communication, access to education and career resources, and conferences
for Asian-American children and parents;
(4) coordination with public and private agencies to improve communication between the
Asian-American community and the community at large; and
(5) hiring staff to implement the services in clauses (1) to (4).
Subd. 4. Use of grant money to match federal funds.
Grant money awarded under this
section may be used to satisfy any state or local match requirement that must be satisfied in
order to receive federal funds.
Subd. 5. Annual report.
Grant recipients must report to the commissioner by June 30 of
each year on the services and programs provided, expenditures of grant money, and an evaluation
of the program's success in reducing crime among Asian-American youth.
History: 1992 c 571 art 10 s 16; 1993 c 326 art 12 s 3; 1Sp1995 c 3 art 16 s 13; 1999 c 216
art 2 s 10,11,28; 2003 c 130 s 12