Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $60,020)
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 U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), Law Enforcement Planning Commission, will use FY 2015 Title II funds to address juvenile delinquency in the USVI by focusing on improved data collection, compliance monitoring and deinstitutionalization of status offenders. The USVI will continue to fund activities that will provide technical assistance in the collection of data and information, inspection of new and existing facilities, and continue to work with the Governor's Office to attain the required number of State Advisory Group members to be in compliance with the JJDP Act. NCA/NCF