Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $724,102)
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 Governor's Office for Children and Families (GOCF) administers Georgia's Title II Formula Grants award. GOCF is dedicated to supporting delinquency prevention and intervention programs targeting youth ages nine to sixteen throughout the state. Georgia will dedicate 2012 Title II Formula Grant funding to activities that divert juveniles from entering the juvenile justice system (Program Area #11, Diversion); programs that provide aftercare and reentry services to youth returning to their communities (Program Area #1, Aftercare/Reentry); and, staff support to enhance and maintain the state's ability to maintain compliance with Sections 223(a)(11), (12), (13), and (22) of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (Program Area #6, Compliance Monitoring). NCA/NCF