Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $1,696,830)
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.
Pursuant to the FY2012 Title II Formula Grants Program, Texas' Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division (CJD) intends that 90% of federal funds will be sub-awarded to support delinquency prevention/intervention efforts and juvenile justice system improvements. More specifically, an open solicitation will be issued seeking innovative and effective programming that: reduces disproportionate contact of minority youth with the juvenile justice system; prevents juveniles from entering or progressing into the juvenile justice system; enhances employability and prepares juveniles for future opportunities; reduces truancy, school suspensions and expulsion; reduces recidivism and improves offender accountability by enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of the juvenile justice system; addresses the prevalence of mental health problems among youth in the justice system; and reduces the number of youth with substance abuse issues. NCA/NCF