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 Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee, New Mexico's State Advisory Group, continues to support the use of Title II grant funds for comprehensive planning and implementation of a continuum of service. The goals of the program areas selected are delinquency prevention and reduction, juvenile justice system improvement, and research, including statistical analysis, training and technical assistance. The specific program areas to receive funding are: Program Area 19-Juvenile Justice System Improvement, which will include Alternatives to Detention, Jail Removal and Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders, Graduate Sanctions and Interventions, Gender Specific Programming and Training and Education; Program Area 10-Disproportionate Minority Contact; Program Area 22-Native American Programs; Program Area 26-Rural Area Juvenile Programs; Program Area 9-Delinquency Prevention; Program Area 23-Planning and Administration and Program Area 31-State Advisory Group. NCA/NCF