Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $808,287)
Project purpose: The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ), as the designated state agency under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, will use its FY2021 Title II Formula Grant to enhance and improve the juvenile justice system at the state and local levels.
Population to be served: Youth who are in the juvenile justice system or are at risk of entering the juvenile justice system.
Activities: Wisconsin’s 2021-2023 Three-Year Plan outlines the priorities, goals, and objectives of the Governor’s Juvenile Justice Commission (GJJC), which serves as the State Advisory Group (SAG). Priorities include:
Maintain State Compliance with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA)
Promote Policy and Legislative Improvements for the Juvenile Justice System
Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Juvenile Justice System through a Prevention-Based Strategy
Promote Youth, Family, and Community Engagement in the work of the GJJC and Juvenile Justice System
Improve Data Collection
Administer Grant Programs
FY2021 Title II Formula Grant funding will support evidence-based and evidence-informed trainings, interventions, programs, and system improvements that align with the priorities within the 2021-2023 Three-Year Plan. A portion of funds will also support a Juvenile Justice Specialist/RED Coordinator, a Compliance Monitor, and portions of the work of a program supervisor, grant specialist, and program support staff.
Measuring progress: Subgrantees will submit quarterly program reports that provide data for the required outcome/output measures for the funded purpose areas, including the OJJDP required performance measure, the SAG’s required performance measures, and the subgrantees’ goals and objectives.