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 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.
The State Planning Agency for the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Grants Program in the State of New Hampshire is the Department of Health and Human Services, Division for Juvenile Justice Services (DJJS). The State Advisory Group on Juvenile Justice, in conjunction with DJJS, has conducted a review of the status of juvenile justice in New Hampshire and has concluded that the focus of the JJDP Formula Grants Program will be on the following priority areas: Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC), Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiatives (JDAI) and mental health.