Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

By Jessie Burchette
Salisbury Post
Seven local agencies that focus on helping at-risk youth will receive $328,000 during the coming year.
The Rowan County Board of Commissioners have approved the recommendations from the county’s Juvenile Crime Prevention Council for the state funds.
Nearly a dozen organizations seeking the funding made presentations to the Crime Prevention Council. The 20-member panel, chaired by Terry King, voted on each proposal and selected seven for funding.
The projects approved by the council and the Board of Commissioners include:
– Adolescent and Family Enrichment Council, nurturing program, $45,849;
– Youth Services Bureau, teen court, $22,037;
– Youth Services Bureau, juvenile restitution, $50,074;
– Youth Services Bureau, psychological services, $67,687;
– Genesis, sexually aggressive youth, $25,000;
– Communities in Schools, On Track with Community In Schools, $62,364;
– Youth Services Bureau, Kids Health Matters, $55,841.
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