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Formula Grant Title II

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $691,042)

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.

Working in conjunction with, and under the guidance of the State Advisory Group (SAG) subcommittee of the Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice, a strategic planning process was launched that will guide our work over the next few years. Through this strategic planning effort, the SAG has developed four juvenile justice priorities which are as follows: 1) the prioritization of juvenile justice to assure that funding, programming, and services will be adequate and sustainable; 2) the establishment of a comprehensive continuum of care that includes primary and secondary prevention, promotes parent accountability, improves educational and academic outcomes, reduces school truancy, includes aftercare services, and is consistent and accessible state wide; 3) data driven decision making - by encouraging statewide use of a common data collection process and identifying the best data collection tools; and 4) identification of best practices and outcomes to ensure that funded programs are evidence-based, with outcomes clearly defined, analyzed and reported on.


Date Created: September 16, 2013