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Minnesota 2013 Title II Initiative

Award Information

Award #
2013-MU-FX-0010
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2013
Total funding (to date)
$1,083,142

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $461,583)

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 Minnesota Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee (JJAC) is a supervisory board appointed by the Minnesota Governor to oversee juvenile justice practice within the state of Minnesota. It is housed in the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) within the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS). JJAC's plans for the Formula Grants Program for FY 2013 include allocations to Planning and Administration (SPA 23), State Advisory Group Allocation (SPA 31), Compliance Monitoring (SPA 06), Native American Programs (SPA 22) and Delinquency Prevention (SPA 09).

JJAC will continue its efforts to accurately report on the JJDP Act's four core requirements via data improvement and education to those juvenile justice agencies which have responsibility for juveniles. The Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Corrections is an ongoing and effective partnership that guarantees Minnesota's compliance effort as a model of collaboration. Four Individual committees (Prevention, DMC, Schools and Status Offenders) will focus on and report progress on short term and intermediate outcomes.

JJAC will continue to fund prevention programs that meet best practice standards. The members of JJAC will continue to engage and educate other Minnesota policymakers on best practices within the juvenile justice practice. Collaborations with other juvenile justice community and interest groups will allow JJAC to have the informed and necessary capacity to remain as the preeminent juvenile justice oversight entity. NCA/NCF

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 through a range of administration, compliance and program activities including those that address juvenile justice issues for Native American Indian tribes.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) will use FY 14 Formula funds to address various aspects of juvenile justice in the state. DPS will support compliance monitoring, Native American programs and delinquency prevention strategies. Proposed activities include: programs to support healthy choices for Latina girls, joint assessments and case planning for crossover youth and community service projects to encourage healthy decision making skills for inner city youth.

DPS is committed to supporting best practices in prevention programming and will continue to engage and educate other Minnesota policymakers on best practices within juvenile justice. DPS, through the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee, will continue its efforts to accurately report on compliance with the JJDP Act's four core requirements and to educate those juvenile justice agencies with responsibility for prevention and intervention strategies for at-risk youth as well as those involved in the juvenile justice system.

NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 16, 2013