Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $320,000)
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 West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services and the State Advisory Group (SAG) will use Title II Formula Grant funds to continue to support the following program areas: (09) delinquency prevention; (10) disproportionate minority contact; (27) School Programs; and (18) separation of juveniles from adults. In addition, West Virginia will use funding for planning and administration and SAG activities to support and ensure compliance with JJDP Act's core requirements, address juvenile delinquency, and improve the juvenile justice system. Effectiveness of the funded projects will be measured by the annual collection of identified JJDP performance measurement data and onsite programmatic visits. NCA/NCF