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Formula Grant Title II

Award Information

Award #
2013-MU-FX-0054
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2013
Total funding (to date)
$1,736,851

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.

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 Michigan Department of Human Services in conjunction with the State Advisory Group (SAG) completed a strategic planning process to develop juvenile justice priorities to guide its funding. These are: 1) prioritizing juvenile justice to assure adequate funding, programming, and services; 2) establishing a continuum of care; 3) data driven decision making using a statewide data collection process and 4) identifying best practices & outcomes.

The SAG also identified focus areas addressing mental health and substance abuse, gender specific services, and truancy, and has begun work in three areas: reducing truancy and the number of youth entering the juvenile justice system from schools; seeking youth input through a statewide Youth Advisory Board to the SAG; and improving the state's juvenile justice data system through collaboration between the SAG and key juvenile justice stakeholders. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 16, 2013