Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $863,574)
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 Missouri Department of Public Safety is applying for 2011 Title II Formula grant funding in the following program areas: (2) Alternatives to Detention-- focusing on Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiatives (JDAI); (6) Compliance Monitoring; (9) Delinquency Prevention; (10) Disproportionate Minority Contact--focus is on funding a DMC Coordinator, developing local DMC partnerships to identify and assess the degree of DMC that exists, and working with local collaborative on strategies to address the issue(s), evaluate and monitor progress, and, ultimately, reduce and/or eliminate DMC; (13) Gender Specific Services; and (19) Juvenile Justice System Improvement--focus is on funding a DMC Researcher who assists with data collection/analysis for the local DMC partnerships.
Funding in areas 2, 9, and 13 provides services to Missouri youth under the age of 17. If a youth is a ward of a juvenile or family court at the time of his/her 17th birthday s/he continues to receive services until s/he is released from the court's jurisdiction or until s/he reaches the age of 21, whichever occurs first. All other funding is used to ensure compliance with the core requirements of JJDP, to address DMC, for planning/administration, and to support the SAG. Funded programs are required to incorporate, with the highest degree of fidelity, model programs, promising practices, and/or best practices when working with at-risk, abused/neglected, or delinquent youth. Subgrantees submit monthly performance reports that include output and outcome data collected in accordance with the DCTAT, along with a summary of activities for the month.