This awardee has received supplemental funding. This award detail page includes information about both the original award and supplemental awards.
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $1,073,507)
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 purpose of the Florida Formula Grants Program is to support state and local delinquency prevention and intervention efforts and system improvements. Program areas include: Planning and administration; State Advisory Group (SAG) allocation; compliance monitoring; Disproportionate Minority Contact, Community Assessment Centers, Court Services, Delinquency Prevention, Juvenile Justice System Improvement, Indian Tribe Programs, and School Programs.
Florida uses formula grant funds to address Disproportionate Minority Contact by educating and training stakeholders, and listening to youth most affected; School Programs to prevent truancy; Issues regarding Indian Tribal communities; Delinquency Prevention to offer alternatives to referring youth to the system from schools; System Improvement to research and evaluate effective programming for youth; Court Services to enhance the knowledge of court personnel; Community Assessment Centers to positively affect the lives of youth and divert them from a path of delinquency; and Compliance Monitoring services to ensure compliance with the requirements of the JJDP Act.
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 Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (FDJJ) will use FY 14 Formula grant funds to address disproportionate minority contact in the state; local and state juvenile delinquency prevention; and the need for appropriate services supportive of gender. The FDJJ will address disproportionate minority contact by educating and training stakeholders and holding listening sessions with the most affected. Other program plan activities include: school programs to prevent truancy; identifying and addressing issues regarding Indian Tribal communities; implementing alternative programs instead of referrals to the juvenile justice system; developing system improvement initiatives, conducting research and evaluating effective programming for youth; developing court services to enhance the knowledge of court personnel; implementing community assessment centers; and conducting compliance monitoring services to ensure compliance with the requirements of the JJDP Act.