Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $998,000)
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 Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP) will use Title II funds to support Program Area #10, Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC), and Program Area #17, Jail Removal. GOCCP will prioritize efforts to reduce minority overrepresentation in Maryland's juvenile justice system and to prevent the placement of juveniles in adult jails and lockups. The GOCCP will continue to engage stakeholders in assessing community needs, support DMC statewide assessment and evaluations of DMC programs. Funding will also support programs, research, or other initiatives to prevent the placement of juveniles in adult jails and lockups.