Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $560,000)
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.
Ramsey County Community Corrections Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) is seeking $560,000 as identified in P.L. 111-117, H.R. Conf. Rep. No. 111-366 at 702-714. JDAI services improve the juvenile justice system by reducing the number of youth sent to detention and reducing racial disparities in the juvenile justice system. It achieves this through alternatives to detention (ATDs), including Evening Learning Centers, the use of Community Coaches, and its efforts in coordinating community partners. The target population is juveniles ages 10 and under 18 who have been referred to an ATD. The three major goals are to reduce use of juvenile detention by providing ATDs; to remedy systemic issues that lead to disproportionate minority contact and racial and ethnic disparities; and to make Ramsey County JDAI and Disproportionate Minority Confinement (DMC) reductions sustainable. Progress toward these goals will be measured and reported to OJJDP by Ramsey County Corrections evaluation staff using OJJDP-approved measurements and will demonstrate increased capacity of Evening Learning Centers; increased capacity of Community Coaches; planning for additional ATDs; increased attention to DMC issues; reduced number of youth of color in detention; reduced disproportionality of youth in confinement; and creation of a plan to sustain JDAI/DMC. NCA/NCF