Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $661,719)
The Formula Grant Program (FGP) in the State of Oklahoma exists for the purpose of addressing the state’s priority juvenile justice needs, as identified through statistical data and demonstrated service gaps. The FGP serves at-risk juveniles, throughout the state, from pre-school to the age of majority. The State of Oklahoma, Governor’s State Advisory Group (SAG) on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, reviews applications and awards grants to units of local government, non-profits and faith-based organizations, to implement evidenced-based or promising model programming, with the intent to impact priority juvenile justice needs. Grants are awarded in the categories of Positive Youth Development, Prevention, Compliance and Native American Prevention programming. The objectives and goals of the FGP are to fund programs and initiatives designed 1) to support positive youth development by assisting delinquent and other at-risk youth in obtaining a sense of safety, belonging, self-worth and social contribution, a sense of independence and control over one’s life, and a sense of closeness in interpersonal relationships; 2) to increase self-sustaining prevention programs, which offer evidenced-based services to at-risk juveniles; 3) ensure compliance with the Four Core Protections of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act as reauthorized in 2018, including the reduction of disparity at identified contact points; and 4) to increase the number of collaborative efforts between Tribal governments and local partners that implement self-sustaining evidenced-based prevention programs for to at-risk Native youth. Data to measure progress towards these goals is gathered via quarterly reports required of grantees, the statewide juvenile online tracking system and annual reporting data gathered for submission into Justgrants federal grant monitoring tool. Oklahoma will not fund research with this award.