Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $400,000)
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 Connecticut Office of Policy and Management, Policy Development and Planning Division is the designated state agency to receive federal Title II funds. The Connecticut 2012-2014 three year plan presents strategies for compliance with the four core protections of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as revised, and describes programs to be funded with 2012 Formula Grants funds. For FY 2012, Title II funds will be used to support projects in Delinquency Prevention (program area 9); for School Programs (program area 27); and for the reduction of Disproportionate Minority Youth representation in the juvenile justice system (program area 10) through police and youth training. Data will be collected for the specified program areas and performance measures will be reported as required in the web based data collection tool. NCA/NCF