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Title II Formula Grant's Program

Award Information

Award #
2013-MU-FX-0033
Location
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2013
Total funding (to date)
$150,976

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $75,922)

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 U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) has experienced reductions in formula grant allotments due to violations in core requirements, most especially the Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders (DSO). The USVI has been challenged in the past by problematic data from the Virgin Islands Police Department. However, there has been more recent improvement in the quality and reliability of the data received from the VIPD. This gives the LEPC and the State Advisory Group the baseline data needed to track reductions in violations and improve reporting.

The primary focus of this award will be to address DSO. The USVI will continue to fund the Compliance Monitor position, which will help move the territory toward full compliance.

The Virgin Islands has no changes to its 3 year-plan components.

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 U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), Law Enforcement Planning Commission (LEPC) will use FY 2014 Title II funds to address juvenile delinquency in the USVI by focusing on improved data collection, compliance monitoring and deinstitutionalization of status offenders. The USVI will continue to fund activities that will provide technical assistance in the collection of data and information, inspection of new and existing facilities, and continue to work with the Governor's Office to attain the required number of State Advisory Group members to be in compliance with the OJJDP Act. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 16, 2013