Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $438,600)
The Formula Grants Program is authorized under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act of 1974, as amended. 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.
Puerto Rico will use Title II funds to perform the following program areas: (1) Separation of Juveniles from Adult Inmates through the following activities: continue with the inspection of facilities to achieve compliance, continue providing training to those facilities that have violations, site visits to those facilities that implements Non Secure Areas projects to determine if an adequate implementation is taking place, continue to identify actions related to the adoption of public policy changes that can facilitate the interaction among the different organisms to achieve compliance; (2) Jail Removal through the following activities: continue with the inspection of facilities to achieve compliance, workshop, and other technical assistance to law personnel for understanding of the Act and how to comply with it; (3) Compliance Monitoring through the following activities; continue providing for an adequate system of monitoring jails, lockups, detention facilities, correctional facilities, and non-secure facilities to ensure that the core protections are met; and (4) Delinquency Prevention through the following activities: support sub grantees project related to delinquency prevention particularly those who work with youth at risk of becoming offenders. The progress will be measure though the performance measures applicable to each program area selected.