Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $393,667)
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.
The goal of the Delaware Juvenile Justice Advisory Group (JJAG) is to find the most innovative solutions to achieve effective, accountable juvenile services. Delaware intends to use the Title II Formula Grant funds to enhance the state's juvenile justice system and provision of services statewide so that juveniles involved in the system and juveniles at-risk of involvement are provided with early delinquency prevention programming and are held accountable to the public, to the criminal justice system and to themselves. With the cooperative leadership among the member agencies, plus the ingenuity of the Criminal Justice Council, the Juvenile Justice Advisory Group (JJAG) will select programs representing the JJAG Three Year Plan programs areas of interest: Mental Health Services, Alternatives to Arrest and Delinquency Prevention. The Plan will also include on-going compliance tasks to meet the JJDP Act Core Requirements. Such Goals and Objectives will be measured through monitoring, committee updates, performance reporting from sub-grantees as well as CJC staff and on-going collaboration between the law enforcement agencies and juvenile justice service providers. NCA/NCF