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Formula Grants Program Title II 2013

Award Information

Award #
2013-MU-FX-0041
Location
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2013
Total funding (to date)
$509,941

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $244,942)

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.

Puerto Rico's FY 2013 Title II Formula Grant funds have been reduced by 40 percent due to non-compliance with two core requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act, including separation and jail removal.

Puerto Rico's Office of the Commissioner of Municipal Affairs (OCMA) plans to allocate its FY 2013 Formula Grant funds to the following program areas: Planning and Administration; State Advisory Group; Compliance Monitoring; Jail Removal; Separation; and Delinquency Prevention.

Due to the reduction of Formula Grants funds, Puerto Rico is required to use 50 percent of the FY13 Title II Award to achieve compliance with separation and jail removal core requirements.

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 Puerto Rico Office of the Commissioner of Municipal Affairs (OCMA) will use FY 14 Title II formula grant funds to focus on the primary goals of achieving full compliance with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act's separation and jail removal core requirements and continuing the Territory's commitment to delinquency prevention. Specifically, the Territory will continue implementing its non-secure areas project, work to improve coordination with law enforcement, establish video hearings to decrease the time juveniles languish in adult facilities while waiting to see a judge, further enhance facility training practices, and support sub-grantee projects that provide services to youth at risk of becoming offenders. OCMA will also support programs and services that address juvenile delinquency for minors primarily in the 16 year old age bracket, the median age of juvenile delinquency in Puerto Rico. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 23, 2013