Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $50,000)
The Title V Community Prevention Grants Program intends to reduce risks and enhance protective factors to prevent at-risk youth from entering the juvenile justice systems and to intervene with first-time and non-serious offenders to keep them out of the juvenile justice system.
The Iowa Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning Agency intends to use Title V funds to further DMC efforts. Title V Program Area 10, requires that states address efforts to reduce the disproportionate number of juvenile members of minority groups who come into contact with the juvenile justice system, pursuant to Section 223(a)(22) of the JJDP Act of 1974, as amended. The Iowa Juvenile Justice Advisory Council (JJAC) recognizes that one method to reduce DMC involves support for local programming and procedures that allow minority youth to be diverted from a secure setting or from formalized processing within the juvenile court. As a result, the JJAC has allocated funding to be utilized to support local DMC detention reform efforts. Iowa shall give priority in funding to applicants that demonstrate the ability to develop data-driven prevention plans and employ evidence-based strategies. The State will collect required data and submit reports using the OJJDP data instruments. NCA/NCF