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OJJDP FY13 Title II Formula Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
2013-MU-FX-0053
Location
Awardee County
Santa Fe
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2013
Total funding (to date)
$798,477

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $404,810)

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 New Mexico Title II Formula Grant will address all four core requirements and the following program areas: delinquency prevention and reduction, juvenile justice system improvement, research including statistical analysis, training and technical assistance. The state of New Mexico will also continue the work of the SAG to address DMC through a coordinated, multi-disciplinary panel of key decision-makers from all disciplines and to implement the state's DMC Plan.

During FY 2012-14, delinquency prevention, intervention and system improvement activities will be on going. This will include the three continuum disparities counties, and the grantee will expand these efforts to all other continuum sites: $252,000 from FY13 Title II funds will be allocated for delinquency prevention, intervention, and systems improvement activities, to obtain county-level RRI data analysis from the data unit at CYFD for all nine contact points, to identify ways to obtain school-related data on race and ethnicity, to expand training from Haywood Burns Institute to the rest of the state, and to conduct training and technical assistance regarding minority-majority status of the state and of local counties.

CYFD will ensure that youth represented in the RRI do not represent a duplicated count, and will also work to distinguish serious felony offenses versus non-serious offenses,

The grantee will use the funds also to provide the SAG and CYFD with staff support throughout the year to enable them to carry out their responsibilities as listed in this Formula Grant application.

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 New Mexico Children Youth and Families Department (CYFD) will use FY 14 Title II Formula Grant, along with state grant funds, to support the ongoing compliance monitoring and Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) activities as required by the OJJDP JJDPA. Additionally, the CYFD will further develop community programs focusing on diversion, alternatives to detention, and evidence-based/model programing. The New Mexico juvenile delinquency prevention service spectrum is primarily executed and delivered through the Continuum Site model established in sites in 21 counties. The objective of these continuum sites is to provide outreach, education, and services to youth at-risk of involvement with the juvenile justice system as well as their families. As described in New Mexico statute, the target population is juveniles arrested or referred to juvenile probation and parole or who are at risk of such referral. Services to be provided include substance abuse prevention and education, family and parenting education, assessments and case management, mentoring, academic skills enhancement, day reporting programs, gender specific services, restorative justice programs and other alternatives to detention programming. On an ongoing basis, services will be added or modified depending on identified gaps and needs as indicated by data drawn from the statewide data system. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 15, 2013