Community Budget Issue Requests - Tracking Id #718FY0001

Prevention and Intervention Center












Carole LeVetter


River Region Human Services











Project Title:

Prevention and Intervention Center

Date Submitted:

2/14/01 4:32:04 PM












Betty Holzendorf














Statewide Interest:

Preventing substance abuse and mental health among youth













River Region Human Services, Inc


Derya Williams


660 Park Street

Contact Phone:

(904) 359-2680 118



Jacksonville 32204

















Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns














Service Area:

Private Organization
















Project Description:








River Region Human Services, Inc. proposes to establish the North East Florida Prevention and Intervention Service Center to provide the counties of Duval Clay, St. Johns, Putnam, Nassau and Baker with prevention resources and services for mental health and substance abuse for youth and their parents/guardians.  The funds requested will house offices, activity rooms, a library, counseling and testing facilities. Training for both parents and youth will be conducted.  Interventions to deal with family issues relative to substance abuse and mental health that directly impact youth will be processed and services coordinated to relieve child pressure in addressing these issues.  It is proposed that services be available six (6)days per week with varying hours conducive to parents schedules and child availability.  These funds will pay for construction costs and furnish the equipment and furniture for initial operations.  Additional funds to operate will be solicited from the Department of Children and Families and all other appropriate funding sources.  Professional staff will be hired to man the proposed operation.












Measurable Outcome Anticipated:






Annually 1500 youth will be serviced and 500-parents-guardians, teachers counselors and or significant others.











Amount requested from the State for this project this year:






















Total cost of the project:
















Request has been made to fund:

Operations and Construction














Type of funding match:

















Was this project previously funded by the State?














Is future-year funding likely to be requested?














Was this project included in an Agency's Budget Request?




Was this project included in the Governor's Recommended Budget?













Is there a documented need for this project?






Governor's Office for Drug Free Communities, Jacksonville Childrens Commission & Join Together JAX











Was this project request heard before a publicly noticed meeting of a body of elected officials (municipal, county, or state)?




Hearing Body:

Duval Legislative Delegation


Meeting Date: