Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $40,000)
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 Department of Youth Affairs (DYA) will use FY 2011 Title II Formula Grant funds to address juvenile delinquency and improve the juvenile justice system. The following program areas will receive award funds: (1) Aftercare/Reentry-will continue to support the reintegration of juveniles released from corrections and Cottage Homes into their community, school, and home environment through the Department's Resource Center; (6) Compliance Monitoring-will enhance Guam's ability to adequately monitor jail, detention facility, and other facilities to assure compliance with the core protections of the JJDP Act; (10) Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC)- will continue to develop and implement activities to reduce DMC and improve systems effectiveness; (23) Planning and Administration-will assist in administration of the grant's programs and activities; and (31) State Advisory Group-will continue to support and ensure Guam's compliance with the core requirements, address juvenile delinquency and improve the juvenile justice system. DYA will measure progress through admission and recidivism rates, pre and post surveys, statistical and other reports and monitoring of all activities and accomplishments as proposed in the program purpose areas.