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The Juvenile Justice Protections section is responsible for administering federal grants authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act and the Juvenile Justice Reauthorization Act of 2018. These funds support local juvenile justice and delinquency prevention initiatives, training in the area of juvenile justice, juvenile justice systems improvements, and juvenile justice intervention programs. The federal grants funds are made available through the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. To remain eligible for these federal funds the State of Missouri must maintain compliance with the requirements set forth under the Acts and applicable federal regulations.

To obtain more detailed information about the grant activities administered by the Juvenile Justice Protections Unit, click the appropriate link below.


*Please be sure to include the name of this program or one of the Juvenile Justice Unit staff names on any correspondence sent to this office.

Connie Berhorst
Program Manager
(573) 751-2771
Michelle Parks
Juvenile Justice Specialist
(573) 751-5954
Chris Yeager
Compliance Monitor
(573) 526-1931