Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $1,515,726)
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 Department of Human Services, Bureau of Juvenile Justice, Michigan's designated state agency, plans to use the FY 2011 Title II Formula Grants Program award to fund various programs in several purpose areas based upon the results of their analysis of the juvenile crime problem and juvenile justice system needs. Disproportionate Minority Contact and Monitoring for Compliance programming will receive the largest funding amounts. Other purpose areas to receive funding are: Delinquency Prevention, Juvenile Mental Health Courts, School Programs, Juvenile Justice System Improvement, and Native American Programs. In addition, Aftercare/Reentry has been identified as a new purpose area to receive funding. (NCA/NCF)