Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $443,622)
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 Oregon Department of Education, Youth Development Council (YDC), will utilize FY2014 Title II Formula Grant funds to improve school and academic achievement and school engagement, service delivery and multi-systems coordination, reduce youth gang involvement and gang violence, reduce juvenile arrests/referrals and recidivism, reduce system's disparities and ensure equity. The following program areas have been designated to further these goals: (6) Compliance Monitoring; (10) Disproportionate Minority Contact; (12) Gangs; (19) Juvenile Justice System Improvement; (22) Indian Tribe Programs; (23) Planning and Administration; and (31) State Advisory Group. More specifically, YDC plans to make sub-awards to eligible jurisdictions to implement DMC reduction strategies; support implementation of the Crossover Youth Practice Model; and support local jurisdictions in their efforts to prevent and reduce gang-related activities.