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 of Idaho intends to use Formula Grant funds to address issues regarding compliance with the core protections. This update is part of a comprehensive approach developed by the Idaho Juvenile Justice Commission. The focus on compliance alters, but does not eliminate, the overall priorities of: Parenting and Family Involvement, Reintegration, Community Resources, and System Improvement. Key investments will continue to support efforts to address disproportionate minority contact and new investments will be made to refine activities to monitor sight and sound separation, jail removal, and deinstitutionalization of status offenders.