Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $601,166)
The Title II Formula Grants Program supports state and local efforts in planning, establishing, operating, coordinating, and evaluating projects directly or through grants and contracts with public and private agencies for the development of more effective education, training, research, prevention, diversion, treatment, and rehabilitation in the area of juvenile delinquency and programs to improve the juvenile justice system. With the support of grant funds through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), administered by the Justice and Community Services (JCS) section of the West Virginia Division of Administrative Services, the State Advisory Group has identified nine program areas to fund:
Community-based programs and services;
Comprehensive juvenile justice and delinquency prevention programs that meet the needs of youth through the collaboration of the many local systems before which a youth may appear;
Educational programs or supportive services for at-risk or delinquent youth or other juveniles;
Programs for positive youth development;
Programs designed to prevent and to reduce hate crimes committed by juveniles;
Projects designed to develop and implement programs to protect the rights of juveniles affected by the juvenile justice system;
Programs designed to provide mental health or co-occurring disorder services for court- involved or incarcerated juveniles in need of such services;
Programs that address the needs of girls in or at risk of entering the juvenile justice system; and
Programs, research, or other initiatives to address the disproportionate number of youth members of minority groups who encounter the juvenile justice system.
The effectiveness of the program will be measured by the collection of identified OJJDP performance measurement data on an annual basis and on-site programmatic visits.