Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $320,000)
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 Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections (IDJC) is the designated state agency for the Title II Formula Grant. The 2012-2014 comprehensive Three-Year Plan for Juvenile Justice will focus on: Parent Engagement, Reintegration, Youth Voice, Restorative Justice Practices, and the Core Protections of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act. Idaho will focus on Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders (DSO), Section 223(a)(11) of the JJDP Act. The Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections (IDJC), in partnership with the Idaho Juvenile Justice Commission (IJJC) will continue to provide DSO and Valid Court Order (VCO) training and education to all law enforcement agencies within the state of Idaho. The Idaho Juvenile Justice Commission intends to work closely with the District and Tribal Councils to make system improvements that guarantee provision of the core protections effective approaches. NCA/NCF