Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $100,000)
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 Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands' (CNMI), Criminal Justice Planning Agency (CJPA), will continue to use FY 2011 Title II Formula Grant funds to support compliance monitoring activities and delinquency prevention programs. Funds will also be used for the activities of the CJPA Youth Advisory Council and planning and administration activities required under the program. Lastly, the remaining funds will be made available through requests for proposals to interested and eligible applicants to implement delinquency prevention programs in the CNMI. CJPA will conduct technical assistance workshops for selected sub-recipients and will monitor each programs progress by collecting quarterly progress reports.