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.
Most of the funding for Iowa's 2012 formula grant application will serve the State's delinquent youth population by passing dollars through to the statewide system of Juvenile Court Services offices, to impact Youth Development by infusing a youth development approach for planning and community-based service. The State will also use Formula funds to: support Iowa's Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative (JDAI) (Strategic Community Planning -program area 35) by providing assistance for DMC-related activities in three local sites to affect detention reform; The Iowa Task Force for Young Women (ITFYM), formerly the Gender Specific Services Task Force (Gender Specific Services - program area 13) will utilize funds to continue the activities of its Task Force, including staff support for the task force, training for system officials, an annual conference, and the production/distribution of a variety of gender-related materials; and, the provision of Mental Health services (program area 20). NCA/NCF