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.
South Dakotas 2015-2017 Three Year Comprehensive Plan is administered by the Department of Corrections. The State will focus its efforts on maintaining compliance with the core requirements of the JJDP Act by assisting counties in funding alternatives to secure detention and jail; monitoring compliance with core requirements by inspecting facilities and collecting and verifying juvenile admission data; supporting DMC intervention efforts including local DMC planning and early intervention and diversion programs; funding Native American Tribal juvenile justice programs; supporting juvenile delinquency prevention projects; assisting with the implementation of South Dakotas juvenile justice reform, the Juvenile Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JJRI); and supporting the Council of Juvenile Services (State Supervisory Group for Title II program). To achieve the programs goals and objectives, South Dakota will allocate funds to the following program areas: Delinquency Prevention, Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders, Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC), Indian Tribe Programs, Jail Removal, Juvenile Justice System Improvement, Planning and Administration, Separation of Juveniles from Adult Inmates, and State Advisory Group.