Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $1,141,413)
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 Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council administers Georgia's Title II Formula Grants award. Georgia will dedicate the 2014 Title II Formula Grant funding to activities focused on juvenile justice reform and diverting youth from entering the juvenile justice system. Specific priorities are aimed at Juvenile Justice System Improvement, Disproportionate Minority Contact, and staff support to enhance and maintain the State's ability to comply with the core requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. The pass-through funding primarily will competitively support juvenile justice systems improvement efforts where all applicant proposals are required to incorporate current best practices and use CrimeSolutions.gov to enhance their likelihood of achieving desired outcomes.