Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $977,000)
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 Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) is the designated State agency to receive Title II funds in the State of Minnesota. The Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee (JJAC), which is Minnesota's State Advisory Group, has supervisory authority to award subgrants as determined by its members. In addition to Planning and Administration and State Advisory Group allocations, the Minnesota JJAC plans to fund activities that support Compliance Monitoring, as well as strategies to address Delinquency Prevention through the awarding of subgrants to local governments and community organizations. The DPS/JJAC will also provide funds to support Native American Programs.