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 Virgin Islands FY 2011 Title II Formula Grant Program award has been reduced 60%, from $100,000 to $40,000, due to the Virgin Islands being found out of compliance with the first three core requirements of the JJDP Act. As a result, the Virgin Islands must use at least 50% of the reduced award to address Compliance Monitoring and to bring the Virgin Islands into compliance. Those funds will be used to pay for the compliance monitor. The remaining funds will be used for P&A and the State Advisory Group.