Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $170,000)
The OJJDP FY 10 Earmarks Program furthers the Department's mission by providing grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended, to organizations identified in the Conference Report to accompany the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (P.L. 111-117), H.R. Conf. Rep. No. 111-366 at 702-714.
The Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara (Court) will implement the Juvenile Delinquency Model Court Guidelines (JDG). These guidelines were developed by the National Council of Juvenile Court Judges (NCJFCJ) and establish key components of a Delinquency Model Court. Funding will allow for the Court to receive technical assistance and training to implement the JDG. This includes an assessment of the current juvenile justice system, identification of areas in need of improvement, and a strategic plan for implementing the JDG. This project will serve all youth in the Santa Clara County Juvenile Justice System. Activities will include multiple site visits of the Court as well as cross-site visits of current model courts in operation. The Court and justice partners involved will attend training to address specific issues identified in need of improvement. NCJFCJ will track the number of technical assistance activities provided, trainings attended, and will provide a written assessment and strategic plan. Specific annual goals and objectives will be established and tracked through the implementation of new policies and procedures, with the ultimate goal of creating a more effective juvenile justice system. NCA/NCF