Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $1,133,960)
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 as found in section 223(a)(9) of the JJDP Act.
For FY 15, the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) of Georgia provides funding for delinquency prevention/intervention services to youth aged 9-16 in local communities throughout the state. Based on the analysis of juvenile crime and delinquency needs, CJCC has selected the following program areas: Diversion, Delinquency Prevention, Juvenile Justice System Improvement, Compliance Monitoring, and Disproportionate Minority Contact. Short term outcomes will include number/percent of youth successfully completing program requirements, number/percent of youth who offend/re-offend, and number/percent of youth with whom an evidence based practice was used.