Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $600,000)
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 Montana Supreme Court project has two distinct parts. The first purpose of the project is to update the statewide juvenile court assessment and tracking system (JCATS) to provide for case planning and assessment capabilities, which will allow the court system to better serve juvenile clients. The updates will include the movement to the newest programming language; the updating of the services and placement modules to track recidivism from the start or end of the placement or service; and the addition of a case planning module to assist juvenile probation officers in deciding supervision strategies.
In addition, the Office of the Court Administrator (OCA) will contract with a vendor to provide device leases, program implementation, and training for active GPS monitoring systems and active alcohol monitoring units throughout the State of Montana. The services will be utilized as part of the continuum of care used to reduce the use of detention by the Youth Courts. Effectiveness will be tracked within the JCATS services module. The goals are to move the data management system into a case management system; provide effective case management; and reduce the number of youth placed in detention. NCA/NCF