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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $530,085)
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 WA-PCJJ established its Strategic Framework and Mission & Guiding Principles, and conducted a needs assessment to develop its priorities for the 2012 -2014 OJJDP comprehensive 3-year plan.
The SAG selected the following priority areas:
Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Aftercare/ReEntry
Alternatives to Detention
Juvenile Justice System Improvement
American Indian Pass-Through
State Advisory Group
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 Washington State Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice (WA-PCJJ) had identified three principal priority areas -- DMC; transitional services/reentry; and eliminating the incarceration of status offenders and low risk offenders -- as well as three main goals: (1) Expand utilization of community-based alternatives and best practices to reduce incarceration in all 39 counties; (2) ensure youth involved in the juvenile justice system have continuity and access to meaningful treatment, education, housing, employment and community support; and (3) empower youth and communities to reduce juvenile crime.
Based on these priorities, the Washington has allocated Formula Grant Program funds in the 2014 three-year plan update to the following seven federal program areas: DMC, Aftercare/Reentry, Juvenile Justice System Improvement, Compliance Monitoring, American Indian Pass-Through, P & A, and State Advisory Group. The WA-PCJJ also continues to maintain 20 youth members on the Youth Standing Committee to help ensure the perspective of youth is incorporated into planning. NCA/NCF