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Youth Assessment Program Begins Next Month in Scott County

Scott County will soon have one place for families to access resources to help children and teenagers stay out of jail.

This morning, the chair of the board of supervisors and mayors of Davenport and Bettendorf announced the new, Youth Assessment Program will be run by Family Resources with funding from the municipalities, United Way, and Deere Foundation.

Nicole Cisne Durbin is the President and CEO of Family Resources. She will soon hire three new employees for the Youth Assessment Program, which will begin offering services after Labor Day.

The process will start with a phone call followed by a needs assessment, case planning, and coordination of services. The phone number will be 563.326.6431.

Funding for the Youth Assessment Program includes $1 million from Davenport, $300,000 from Bettendorf, and $700,000 from Scott County. The John Deere Foundation will provide a $500,000 grant to support the program. The United Way serves as a fiscal agent and selected Family Resources to run it.

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