Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $600,000)
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 Rhode Island Department of Public Safety Grant Administration Office in collaboration with the Rhode Island State Advisory Group uses a multi-faceted approach to prioritize the funding of programs. The focus of the programming will continue to be improvement of the Rhode Island juvenile justice system's ability to respond to juvenile offending behavior quickly and effectively. It has been determined, based upon this approach, to use FY 2011 Title II Formula Grant Program funds to address the following program areas: Delinquency Prevention, Compliance Monitoring, Court Services, Disproportionate Minority Contact, Strategic Community Action Planning and Native American Programs. (NCA/NCF)