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 goal of Alaska's three-year plan update is to continue the State's compliance with the four core requirements of the JJDP Act through the State's plans for Compliance Monitoring and Disproportionate Minority Contact. DJJ wil measure progress on each goal by: collecting complete, accurate data and facility classification information quarterly, to assist with the reduction of violations reported in the Annual Compliancce monitoring Report; maintain compliance with national standards for the Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders through the expansion of alternatives to detention; Jail Removal through enhanced training; Separation through enhanced training; assess and address disproportionate minority youth contact with the State's juvenile justice system; increase Native American youth access to community-based delinquency intervention services; continue to access available federal funds to support juvenile justice programming in the State; and continue to collaborate with representatives of all sectors on the development and maintenance of juvenile justice programming in the State.