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State of Colorado Title II Formula Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
2013-MU-FX-0047
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2013
Total funding (to date)
$1,033,504

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $450,867)

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 Colorado Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Council has prioritized Juvenile Justice System Improvement (JJSI), Native American Programming, Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC), and Compliance Monitoring as the main purpose areas for its focus from 2012-2014.

For JJSI, the goal is to prevent low risk, high need youth from entering or further penetrating the juvenile justice system through system improvement efforts building on the myriad initiatives already active in the state, promotion of evidence-based principles in children, youth and family services, and supporting systems professionals.

With the assistance of the Executive Secretary of the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs who is also a Council member, the JJDP Council will work closely with the Ute Mountain Ute and Southern Ute Indian Tribes in meeting their needs related to juvenile justice.

DMC will continue as a priority -- the Council building on the work in process with its Coalition for Minority Youth Equality (CMYE), and Colorado's Compliance Monitoring process will continue to be supported and issues brought to the Council to address.

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 Colorado Division of Juvenile justice will use FY14 formula funds to support juvenile justice system improvement (JJSI), Native American programming, disproportionate minority contact (DMC), and compliance monitoring. For JJSI, the goal is to prevent low risk, high need youth from entering or further penetrating the juvenile justice system through system improvement efforts, promotion of evidence-based principles in children, youth and family services, and professional education and development for agency staff. With the assistance of the Executive Secretary of the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs, the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Council will work closely with the Ute Mountain and Southern Ute Indian Tribes to address their juvenile justice needs. DMC and compliance monitoring will continue as priorities supported through the Coalition for Minority Youth Equality's activities and Colorado's compliance monitoring process. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 15, 2013