Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $600,000)
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.
The 2009-2011 Multi-year Formula Grant Application of the State of Utah was prepared and submitted to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Washington, D.C., in compliance with the requirement of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 2002, as amended, as a participating state and an application for JJDP funds. As in prior years, the Utah Board of Juvenile Justice, in cooperation with other juvenile justice/corrections agencies, initiated planning for the Multi-year Grant Application. The Three-year Comprehensive Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Plan describes the needs and problems associated with delinquency and its impact on the state's juvenile justice/corrections system. It proposes programs and activities designed to address those problems and needs. Specifically, the State will use funding to support the following program areas: Delinquency Prevention, Sex Offender Programming, Jail Removal, Native American Programs, Juvenile Justice Systems Improvement, Compliance Monitoring, Substance Abuse Prevention, Gangs, DMC, Gender Specific Programs, and Mental Health.