Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $33,486)
This program intends to reduce risks and enhance protective factors to prevent at-risk youth from entering the juvenile justice systems and to intervene with first-time and non-serious offenders to keep them out of the juvenile justice system.
The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) is the designated State agency to receive Title V funds in the State of Indiana. ICJI expects to fund between 2 and 3 subgrants to local Youth Service Bureaus (YSBs), with grants ranging from $20,000 to $25,000 annually on a competitive basis.
ICJI will work closely with the Youth Law T.E.A.M. of Indiana, contracted compliance monitors, to determine and certify that all YSBs that are awarded Title V funding are in compliance with the first three (3) core requirements of the JJDP Act of 2002. In order for a YSB to be in compliance with the disproportionate minority contact (DMC) core requirement, ICJI will certify that the YSB is actively working on DMC issues. This is defined by working with and requesting technical assistance from the State's DMC Coordinator to prevent and/or reduce minority involvement in the juvenile justice system. The DMC Coordinator will determine compliance. Technical assistance will be provided to all YSBs that wish to establish eligibility for Title V funding by becoming compliant with any of the four core requirements.