Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $30,000)
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 State of Wyoming's $30,000 State Advisory Group award is overseen by the Wyoming Department of Family Services. Because the State of Wyoming does not currently participate with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the remainder of Title II Formula grant funds allocated to the State are awarded competitively pursuant to the Wyoming Non-Participating State solicitation.