Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $665,657)
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 and their families, throughout the state. 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 will be awarded in the categories of Positive Youth Development, Delinquency Prevention, Compliance and Tribal Youth 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)fund community based service to parents of system involved youth to strengthen their family and advise the SAG and DSA on effective juvenile justice programming and supports; 3) to increase self-sustaining prevention programs, which offer evidenced-based services to at-risk youth; 4) 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 5) to increase the number of collaborative efforts between Tribal governments and local partners to support the implementation of self-sustaining evidenced-based prevention and intervention programs for 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.