Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $448,386)
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.
Oregons 2015-2017 Three Year Comprehensive Plan is administered by the Youth Development Council (YDC) within the Oregon Department of Education. The Three Year Plan will focus on improving school engagement and academic achievement; improving service delivery and multi-systems coordination; promoting a developmental approach to juvenile justice; and working to reduce system disparities and ensure equity. In addition to Planning and Administration and State Advisory Group allocations, the YDC will fund the following program areas: School Programs; Diversion; DMC; and Compliance Monitoring.