Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $1,024,000)
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.
Specifically, the State of Wisconsin intends to use Formula grant funds to address: Compliance Monitoring, Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders programming, training and education to reduce the number of status offenders securely detained in Wisconsin's secure juvenile detention facilities and adult jails/lockups authorized to hold juveniles; Disproportionate Minority Contact programming, training and education to reduce DMC across the juvenile justice continuum, especially at point of arrest; Delinquency Prevention programming to include Mental Health and Substance Abuse issues; prevention programming for Native American youth; Juvenile Justice System Improvement to provide evidence-based programs and practices to reduce the number of juvenile offenders; and support the State Advisory Group's goals to increase the use of evidence based practices and programs, promote enhanced data collection and evaluation, and support targeted initiatives aimed at preventing and reducing juvenile delinquency.