Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $582,255)
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 Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) administers the Title II Formula Grant award for the State of Virginia. DCJS will utilize these funds to support various efforts throughout Virginia to address the issue of juvenile delinquency and improve the juvenile justice system. Funding is provided directly or through sub-grants and contracts with public and private agencies for the following purpose areas as identified in Virginia's Three-Year Plan 2012-2014: maintaining compliance with core requirements; reducing behavioral health issues of at-risk and system-involved youth; reducing disproportionality in the juvenile justice system; serving at-risk and system-involved youth in their home communities; increasing and strengthening family engagement and community involvement for youth; state advisory group support; and administration. NCA/NCF