Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $873,134)
The Missouri Department of Public Safety, Office of the Director
Project Abstract: FY2021
The Missouri Department of Public Safety (DPS) in conjunction with the Missouri Juvenile Justice Advisory Group (JJAG) plan to utilize FFY 2021 Title II Formula Grant funding to support of Compliance Monitoring, addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities, Gender Specific Services, Comprehensive Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Community-based alternatives and Mental Health Services.
Missouri’s Three-Year plan is focused on:
Monitoring for Compliance. PA (W)
Ensure continued compliance with the JJDP Act, including recent changes relating to the JJRA “Interest of Justice” and Court Holding Facility requirements, Compliance Monitoring must be included as a purpose area within our plan. Continued focus on maintaining compliance with the first 3 core requirements of JJDPA; Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders, Separation and Jail and Lock up Removal.
Racial and Ethnic Disparities
Ensure Missouri youth are treated fairly by increasing knowledge of R/ED by law enforcement, juvenile offices, court personnel, school administrators, and communities.
Gender Specific Services. PA (V)
Focus on enhancement and expansion of services for girls in the Missouri’s juvenile justice system that align with Program Area (V).
Delinquency Prevention Programs. PA (C)
o Focus on meeting the needs of youth through collaboration of multiple local systems before which a youth may appear, including schools, courts, law enforcement agencies, child
protection agencies, mental health agencies, welfare services, health care agencies, and private nonprofit agencies offering youth services.
Community-based Alternatives. PA (A)
Remain committed to funding community-based alternatives to incarceration and institutionalization and maintaining, with fidelity, the JDAI model. JDAI remains core to our statewide efforts.
Addressing Mental Health Needs of Youth in Custody. PA (T)
Missouri also a need (and opportunity) to offer services that benefit youth and ensure Title II funds are equitably distributed across both rural and urban areas. To address this, Missouri plans to offer opportunities that align with Purpose Area (T).
Planning and Administration
State Advisory Group Allocation
Program funds will serve Missouri youth under the age of majority as described above. If a youth is a ward of a juvenile/family court at the time of his/her age of majority, he/she will continue to receive services until released from the court’s jurisdiction or until the age of 21, whichever occurs first.
Subrecipients report performance data in accordance with DCTAT monthly. All subrecipients are managed on a reimbursement basis only.