Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $978,000)
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.
Wisconsin intends that it will use its 2010 Title II Formula grant to fund second and/or third year grants; fund juvenile justice system improvement efforts; fund a part-time DMC coordinator; fund its compliance monitoring functions; and fund a juvenile justice specialist.
The following Wisconsin populations will be served: youth with substance abuse and/or mental health issues; status offenders; youth at-risk of becoming delinquents; and Native American youth.
Activities that will be implemented to achieve the goals and objectives include addressing juvenile mental health and substance abuse issues through both
institutional and community-based services; addressing the deinstitutionalization of status offenders through truancy prevention/reduction programs and programs designed to provide alternative placements for runaway youth; funding DMC and compliance monitoring staff and a juvenile justice specialist; and providing funding to support local juvenile justice system improvement efforts.