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 North Dakota Department of Corrections (DOC) is the designated state agency responsible for the implementation of the Title II-B Formula Grants Program. Title II formula funds will be used to maintain the state's compliance with the JJDP Act. Specifically, funding is allocated for the continued operation of the Statewide Detention Support Services (SDSS) Program. The SDSS Program provides for locally administered non-secure holdover sites, known as "Attendant Care", and provides a subsidy for holding serious delinquent offenders in juvenile detention rather than adult jail facilities. The FY 2011 allocation will support the following Program Areas: #23-Planning and Administration; #31-State Advisory Group; #08-Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders; #22-American Indian Programs; and #17-Jail Removal. The State will support the administration of Formula Grant activities with a contract to the North Dakota Association of Counties (NDACo) which employs the full-time juvenile justice specialist.