Thanks to the receipt of new funding, the Grimes County Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Taskforce is rallying together once again to keep our community safe for the next generation.
At last Friday’s meeting announcing the good news, the task force’s Dawn-Marie Balecta told Navasota News this particular funding is a matching grant. Meaning for every federal dollar the program gets, it has to match it by dollar or by volunteer hours.
She insisted she believes in the program so much, that if they could not match the grant, . . . she would.
And, as the taskforce hasn’t been active in a while, Baletca went on, the first few months will be focusing heavily on the basics of planning, re-establishing the organization, and creating policies.
Among the concerned citizens, police and teachers in attendance Friday was Precinct 4 Commissioner Pam Finke, who believes this isn’t just a local problem and feels that with all the school districts working together, the taskforce will unite the county.
To find out more, you’re invited to come to the task force’s next meeting, Monday morning 11:30 November 10th, in the Navasota Education Learning Center 1604 Stacey St. For more details in the meantime, call 979-777-9940.