Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $697,000)
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 Oklahoma plans to provide program funding to the following program areas:
' Delinquency Prevention
' Disproportionate Minority Contact
' Native American
- Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
- Project Venture mentoring is a group mentoring program targeting primarily American Indian young people across several states.
- Self Awareness and Recovery seeks funding to expand its mentoring program services for children and youth, who are at risk or high risk, to an additional jurisdiction within the state.