Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $418,663)
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 Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement (LCLE) is the designated state agency for the Title II Formula Grant. The LCLE will support the State and local projects as outlined in the State Advisory Group's (SAG) 2012-2014 Three Year Comprehensive State Plan. The SAG's goal is to fund programs that address family structure (the highest priority), education, mental health/substance abuse, disproportionate minority contact, alternatives to detention and incarceration. Funds will be allocated to new and continuation projects that address the State Plan. The goals and objectives of funding are to increase the availability and types of prevention, intervention programs and juvenile justice system improvements, and to achieve and maintain compliance with the four core requirements of the JJDP Act. This comprehensive state plan will support both state and local efforts. NCA/NCF