Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $360,000)
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 West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services and the State Advisory Group (SAG) will use FY 2011 Title II Formula Grant funds to continue to support the following program areas: (09) delinquency prevention; (10) disproportionate minority contact; (13) gender specific; (27) school programs; (18) separation of juveniles from adults; and (17) jail removal. West Virginia will use at least 50 percent of their funding to achieve compliance with separation and jail removal core protections of the JJDP Act. In addition, funds will be used for planning and administration and SAG activities to support and ensure West Virginia's compliance with the JJDP Act core requirements, address juvenile delinquency, and improve the juvenile justice system. Effectiveness of the funded projects will be measured by the annual collection of identified JJDP performance measurement data and onsite programmatic visits.