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.
Oregon's Youth Development Council (YDC) will continue to utilize Title II Formula Grant funds to support the priorities identified in the State's Three-Year Plan including: 1) Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC); 2) Gangs; 3) Juvenile Justice System Improvement; and 4) Compliance Monitoring. More specifically, YDC plans to make sub-awards to eligible jurisdictions to implement DMC reduction strategies based on their DMC assessment results; support implementation of the Crossover Youth Practice Model at two pilot sites; and support local jurisdictions in their efforts to prevent and reduce gang-related activities. Additionally, YDC will support the salary of a full-time compliance monitoring specialist.