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Fiscal Year 2013 Title II Formula Grant

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United States
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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $403,805)

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.

North Dakota's Title II Formula Funds will be used to maintain the state's compliance with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act. Funding is being allocated for the continued operation of the Attendant Care Program, which provides for locally administered non-secure holdover sites in lieu of secure detention or jail. On average, the Attendant Care Program supports the non-secure supervision of approximately 800 youth. Of the youth held in Attendant Care, approximately 80% are status and 20% delinquent offenders. Funding for Attendant Care is available to any county, city or Tribe that would like to establish a site; however services are usually provided by one jurisdiction on behalf of one or more adjoining jurisdictions. There are currently nine Attendant Care sites throughout the state, including a tribal site. The Attendant Care site administered by the tribe has been in operation since the implementation of the Program and provides supervision to approximately 55 American Indian youth per year. Outcome measures relative to the Attendant Care Program, which include the change in JJDP Act compliance violations, are collected and reported under program areas 08 Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders and 22 American Indian Programs.

Funding is also being allocated for Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) under program area 10. North Dakota's DMC analysis shows that disproportionality is most significant at the point of arrest. The rates of arrest of minority youth are considerably higher than all other rates, particularly for American Indian and Black youth. Assessments of DMC at the point of arrest have recently been conducted and funding is being allocated to assist with the implementation of the recommendations from the assessment reports to the extent possible. The performance measures outlined for DMC will be used to measure progress towards achieving the goals and objectives. In addition, all subgrantees will be required to provide a report detailing the progress on measurable goals and objectives required to be established as part of their grant. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 15, 2013