Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $1,058,000)
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 Missouri Department of Public Safety intends to use the 2010 Formula grant funding for projects in purpose areas 2, 6, 9, 10, and 13. Eighty-seven percent (87%) of the funds will be awarded to operating public or nonprofit agencies, juvenile and family courts, local units of government, schools, churches, and public youth service agencies or organizations with appropriate experience, expertise, and service capacity. Funded programs are required to incorporate model programs, promising practices, and/or best practices when working with at-risk, abused/neglected, or delinquent youth. All programs are required to use the highest degree of fidelity in the implementation of the components of model programs, promising practices, and/or best practices.