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.
The Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice is the designated state agency responsible for the administration of the Title II Formula Grant program. The Kentucky Juvenile Justice Advisory Board serves as the state advisory group as defined in Title II of the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended. Kentucky's priority areas are identified through the completion of a crime analysis report updated annually. The priorities are: Alternatives to Secure Detention and Disproportionate Minority Contact. Alternatives to Secure Detention will provide electronic monitoring and out-of-home placements for status and low level public offenders. DMC funds will support local DMC site coordination and implementation, the statewide DMS assessment, public awareness and the DMC subcommittee. NCA/NCF