Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $2,732,084)
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 Designated State Agency for implementation of the Title II-B Formula Grants Program for the State of New York is the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS). The goal of the New York Juvenile Justice Advisory Group's (JJAG) annual update to the Comprehensive Three Year Plan is to reduce serious, violent and chronic juvenile crime through system reform aimed at: 1) Promoting system accountability; 2) Driving front-end best practice and innovation; and 3) Supporting statewide detention and placement reform. This strategy seeks to support efforts that aim to better understand the juvenile crime picture, the resources available to address juvenile crime, and the issue of racial disparity; enhance accountability for funded programs through use of meaningful performance measures; support best practices and promising innovation at the front-end of the juvenile justice system; and, provide strategic support for alternatives to detention and placement. The JJAG has designated the following purpose areas to promote crime reduction and system efficacy: Purpose areas 6- Compliance Monitoring to assure core protections, 10- DMC, 19 - Juvenile Justice System Improvement, and 29 - Serious Crime. Specific efforts may include pilot juvenile assessment centers, crisis intervention teams, faith based mentoring or other evidence based front end strategies. Federal performance measures will be collected to measure attainment of project goals. Local pass-through will be at least 67%. Federal performance measures will be collected to measure attainment of project goals.