Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $629,296)
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 New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety is funding the following priorities: Aftercare/Reentry, Gender-Specific Services, Juvenile Justice Systems Improvement, and Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC). Funds will be used to: support DMC community-based programs; support reentry community-based programs; provide training and technical assistance that increases the capacity to serve all youth, including juvenile females; and educate the public about juvenile justice successes and the continuing challenges. NCA/NCF