Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $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 primary focus of the projects/programs targeted with the assistance of the 2010 Formula Grant allocations in Rhode Island will continue to be improvement of the RI juvenile justice system's ability to respond to juvenile offending behaviors quickly and effectively. In addition to prevention programs, intervention at the State and local level has been identified as an essential element of Rhode Island's comprehensive plan. Program areas to be funded include: Compliance Monitoring, Court Services, Delinquency Prevention and Native American Programs