Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $7,272,000)
The Formula Grants Program is authorized under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act of 2002. The purpose of this program is to support State and local delinquency prevention and intervention efforts and juvenile justice system improvements. Program areas may include: Planning and administration; State Advisory Group allocation; compliance monitoring; juvenile justice issues for American Indian tribes; prevention of substance abuse by juveniles; prevention of serious and violent crimes by juveniles; prevention of juvenile gang involvement and illegal youth gang activities; prevention of delinquent acts and identification of youth at risk of delinquency; and improvement of juvenile justice system operations, policies, and procedures including establishing a system of graduated sanctions, treatment programs, and aftercare.
In addition to the allocations for planning and administration and the State Advisory Group, California intends to spend federal funding on six standard programs areas:
01 - Alternatives to Detention - expanding the use of alternatives to detention through the implementation of promising approaches/evidence based programs.
06 ' Compliance Monitoring ' paying the services of Corrections Standard Authority staff to meet the mandates for Compliance Monitoring site visits, data collection and verification and technical assistance.
07 ' Court Services ' Holistic Approach to Counsel ' developing and administering a competitive RFP that promotes quality delinquency representation through the public defense systems.
10 ' Disproportionate Minority Contact ' reducing the number of youth of color coming into the contact with the juvenile justice system by supporting DMC initiatives in eight additional county probation departments.
11 ' Diversion ' developing and administering a competitive RFP that supports the use of alternatives to detention.
22 ' American Indian Programs ' establishing a working/advisory relationship with the Indian Affairs Division of the California Attorney General's Office to enhance services for Native Americans in California.