Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $45,000)
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 Department of Youth Affairs (DYA) will continue to utilize Title II Formula Grant funds to support the following program areas: (06) Compliance Monitoring, (9) Delinquency Prevention, (10) Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC); and (19) Juvenile Justice Systems Improvement. Compliance Monitoring will support activities to bring Guam into compliance with DSO and Jail Removal; Delinquency Prevention will support after school programs for at-risk youth; Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) will continue to develop and implement activities to reduce DMC and improve systems effectiveness; and Juvenile Justice Systems Improvement will assist with addressing non-compliance issues. Funds will also be used for the activities of the State Advisory Group and planning and administration activities required under the program.(NCA/NCF)