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 Nebraska Commission On Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Crime Commission) will fund up to 14 of the 35 formula grant program areas: Aftercare/Reentry; Alternatives to Detention; Child Abuse and Neglect Programs; Community Assessment Centers; Compliance Monitoring; Delinquency Prevention; Disproportionate Minority Contact; Diversion; Gangs; Juvenile Justice System Improvement; Indian Tribe Programs; Planning and Administration; State Advisory Group Allocation; and Strategic Community Action Programming. Youth, between the ages of 10-17, are the target population. There are 446,995 youth of 1.8 million citizens in Nebraska. To improve the juvenile justice system in Nebraska, competitive awards will be made by the Crime Commission, in accordance with Operating Instructions. Subgrantees will operate programs focusing on one of the 14 program areas. The Crime Commission will monitor all new subgrantees, through financial and programmatic reviews, in the first year. Subsequent monitoring will take place a minimum of once every three years.