Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $487,025)
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; disproportionate minority contact; juvenile justice issues for Native 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 Missouri Department of Public Safety, in conjunction with Missouri's State Advisory Group, plans to utilize FFY 2012, 2013, and 2014 Title II Formula Grant funds to continue the expansion of the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative (JDAI) and gender specific services. The following is a list of the purpose areas in which Missouri will focus over the next three years:
(2) Alternatives to Detention - Focus on expanding JDAI statewide; (6) Compliance Monitoring - Core Requirement - $70,000 for each year; (9) Delinquency Prevention - Communities must tie to JDAI or Gender Services; (10) Disproportionate Minority Contact - Focus on expanding the development of local DMC groups to identify and assess the degree of DMC that exists, and on providing the statistical data necessary for local groups to make such assessments, develop strategies to address issue(s) identified, evaluate and monitor progress, and ultimately reduce and/or eliminate DMC; (13) Gender Specific Services - Focus on expanding services for girls in the JJ System; (23) Planning and Administration - $48,703 for FFY 2012; and (31) State Advisory Group Allocation - $20,000 for FFY 2012.
All other funding will be used to ensure compliance with the core requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), planning and administration, and to support Missouri's State Advisory Group. Programs must incorporate, with the highest degree of fidelity, model programs, promising practices, and/or best practices.
Subgrantees submit monthly performance reports of output and outcome data, collected in accordance with the DCTAT, along with a summary of activities for the month.