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 Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice will focus on program areas: Alternative to Detention (02), Strategic Community Action Planning (35), Diversion (11), School Programs (27), Substance Abuse (32), Gangs (12), Juvenile Justice System Improvement (19), and Disproportionate Minority Contact (10). The progress of sub-grantees will be measured by the State of Nebraska by requiring sub-grantees to submit quarterly program reports that provide updated data of the outcomes and measurements. The Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice will utilize its Title II Formula Grant funds to improve the juvenile justice system in the State of Nebraska by awarding programs funding that falls under the focus program areas. The award will fund a Juvenile Justice Specialist, a part-time Compliance Monitor, a part-time DMC Coordinator, prevention, intervention, and alternatives to detention programs. Programs in Nebraska will target at-risk youth by demonstrating that their program is data-driven and evidence based to reduce the at-risk youth population. Programs are to be monitored every three years. Any changes in personnel, scope, budget or timeframe are submitted to the Grant Administrators and approved individually. NCA/NCF