Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $381,000)
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.
Alaskas 2015-2017 Three Year Comprehensive Plan is administered by the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) within the Department of Health and Social Services. The State will focus its efforts on maintaining compliance with the four core mandates of the JJDPA Act; reduce overall youth recidivism rates, specifically for Alaska Native youth; promote safe and responsible individuals, families and communities; and enhance Alaskas juvenile justice system through coordinated system improvement efforts. To achieve this programs goals, Alaska will fund the following programs: delinquency prevention; compliance monitoring; DSO, separation, jail removal, DMC, Native American Tribes; and juvenile justice system improvements. NCA/NCF