Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $304,387)
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 State of Oregon will use FY 11 Formula Funds to support state three-year plan priorities: Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC), Tribal Youth in the Juvenile Justice System, and Compliance Monitoring. Youth Development Council members selected addressing disproportionate minority contact (DMC) to be the number one priority for the formula grant program. The extent of DMC varies by jurisdiction, racial/ethnic group and the points of contact within the juvenile justice system. The current strategy selected by YDC for addressing DMC is to focus on several significant communities with the highest relative population of African American, Hispanic and Native American youth.