Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $1,060,008)
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 Florida Department of Juvenile Justice intends to use Formula Grant funds to address: Planning and Administration (program area 23); State Advisory Group oversight (program area 31); Disproportionate Minority Contact by educating and training stakeholders and listening to youth most affected (program area 10), Aftercare-Reentry (program area 01), Diversion to offer alternatives to referring youth to the juvenile justice system (program area 11) and Compliance Monitoring (program area 06) services to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA). It is Florida's intent to coordinate these efforts to fulfill the State's mission to turn around the lives of troubled youth. The required performance measurement data will be collected and reported. NCA/NCF