Felecia Blyden
Commissioner Designee

 

Janet Turnbull-Krigger

Assistant Commissioner - St. Thomas

 

Telsalda Josiah

Assistant Commissioner - St. Croix

U.S. Virgin Islands

Department of Human Services

Children, Youth and Families


Youth Promotion and Delinquency Prevention

This is a rather unique prevention program which is at times, difficult to explain since its primary focus is on being a catalyst in the community to support youth promotion and delinquency prevention programs. It administers the Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities grant for the Governor's Portion.

This program is now a part of the "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001," and as such is submitted under the auspices and in partnership with the Department of Education. The focus of this grant is to prepare high risk adolescents to enter the adult world of work; support community groups to reduce the likelihood of drug use and delinquency by coordinating and providing positive youth activities to facilitate community and departmental partnerships.