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Million-dollar Jax Journey grant clears final council committee

The Jacksonville Journey is in line to receive almost a million dollars in federal money, via a bill that passed Finance — the third and final Council committee to consider it — on Wednesday.

This grant was first announced in the Jax Journey Oversight Committee meeting in late September.

The two-year grant facilitates data analysis regarding the best way of going forward on programs related to at-risk youth.

The first six months will be used for a “steering committee,” via the Juvenile Justice subcommittee of the Journey, and then money will be deployed, including community outreach and identifying families and individuals that have been part of the youth criminal justice system.

This grant will have to be approved by the full council Tuesday, and it comes at a time when some council members have questions about how the “data-driven” Journey initiative is progressing.

The next meeting of the Jacksonville Journey Oversight Committee is Wednesday at 4 p.m.

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A.G. Gancarski has been a working journalist for over two decades. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at a.g.gancarski@gmail.com.

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