Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $250,000)
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 Juvenile Justice Pilot Project will develop service standards and integration of the continuum of juvenile justice services available to delinquent and adjudicated youth from first contact with law enforcement through post commitment transitional services by using the same process of development, implementation, and accountability used by the Administration for Children & Families for its Child and Family Services Review (CFSR). The CFSR will be used as the basic template for the juvenile justice tool, but make the necessary modification to accommodate issues of adjudication. The project will analyze the statewide juvenile justice data from first formal referral through parole, and break out statistics by county. The data profiles will allow each county to compare certain outcome data indicators with standards that will be developed by the stakeholder working groups in dialog with national experts from Missouri Youth Services Institute and Georgetown University Center for Juvenile Justice Reform. These results-oriented standards will serve all youth involved in the juvenile justice system in New Mexico by improving the quality and delivery of services through standards and outcomes that will provide accountability, assessment, and systematic improvement.
The project will collect and report on the following performance measures: percentage increase in number of staff trained; number of trained staff exhibiting increased knowledge of the program area; number of program/technical assistance materials developed; number of planning activities conducted; percentage of deliverables completed on time.