Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $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 in conjunction with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division for Juvenile Justice Services (DJJS), will focus their efforts at improving outcomes for youth involved in the juvenile justice system. After conducting a thorough review of the status of juvenile justice in the State of New Hampshire it has been decided to continue to prioritize the following program areas to receive FY 2011 Title II Formula Grant Program funding: Disproportionate Minority Contact, Alternatives to Detention and Mental Health Services. Award funds will also be used for Planning and Administration and the State Advisory Group.