Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $400,124)
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.
North Dakotas FY15 Title II Formula Funds will be used to maintain the states compliance with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. Funding will support the continued operation of an Attendant Care Program, which provides non-secure supervision as an alternative to secure detention for approximately 700 youth on an annual basis, the majority of which are status offenders. There are currently nine Attendant Care sites throughout the state, including a tribal site. The state intends to build these community-based services in other areas of the state that operate an Attendant Care program, in particular the more rural areas. Funding for compliance is being allocated to address the disproportionate contact of minority youth with the system, particularly for American Indian and Black youth. In addition, funding is being allocated to further examine and address issues that tend to push youth out of the school system and into the juvenile justice system. Data will be gathered, training for system personnel provided, and interventions developed, as applicable. Outcome measures will be collected for all program areas. NCA/NCF