Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $1,201,982)
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 purpose of Ohios Department of Youth Services FY 2015 Title II funding is to support programs and services and implement systems improvement activities that further compliance with the core requirements. Services and programs for youth are aimed at reducing disparity by providing at-risk and high-risk minority youth with a variety of prevention and intervention programs that meet their needs. Additionally, the Department of Youth Services (DYS) will undertake systems improvement activities with law enforcement agencies that raise awareness and facilitate understanding of youth behaviors based on culture, environment, and developmental age. The target group for the DMC portion of funding will be minority youth between the ages of 10 and 17. Measuring goal achievement for DMC will be done by tracking the outcomes and outputs of a program or activity over time. For those DMC programs that provide direct services to minority youth, each with be required to report progress to DYS quarterly using OJJDP predetermined measures.