Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $691,306)
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.
Michigan's State Advisory Group, the Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice (MCJJ), supports OJJDP's mission to "develop programs that address juvenile delinquency and improve the juvenile justice system" through the comprehensive three year plan. MCJJ reviewed the challenges facing the state in the juvenile justice and delinquency prevention area, including the recent funding decreases. Consequently, six program areas have been identified as being consistent with the challenges facing Michigan. The list of priority purpose areas to be funded, are: Compliance Monitoring (PA 6); Court Services (PA 7); Delinquency Prevention (PA 9); Disproportionate Minority Contact (PA 10); Mental Health (PA 20); School Programs/Truancy (PA 27); Planning and Administration (PA 23); and State Advisory Group (PA 31). The Committee added Juvenile Justice System Improvement (PA 19) due to the myriad of system concerns that continue to hinder accurate collection and analysis of data. NCA/NCF