Children's Policy Council updates youth programs

The Escambia County (Ala.) Children's Policy Council met last Thursday to hear updates from member organizations and heard guest speaker Deon Gaston speak about the success of the Compass II Life Program this year.

The council has a total operating budget of $219,000, according to Children’s Policy Council Director Kaurean Reynolds. Funding is provided through grants, such as a federal grant of $125,000 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), a grant of $100,000 for Project Turn Around, a $13,000 grant for Sexual Prevention and a $5,000 mentoring grant from...

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