Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $1,047,252)
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 Carolinas Governors Crime Commission, a section of the Department of Public Safety, serves as the State Administering Agency and administrator of federal juvenile justice funding allocations. The Juvenile Justice Planning Committee of the Governors Crime Commission serves as North Carolinas State Advisory Group (SAG). The Governors Crime Commission functions as the states supervisory board under 28 C.F.R. § 31.103 and in compliance with the requirements of the Justice System Improvement Act of 1979.
The mission of the North Carolina State Advisory Group is to provide resources and services for youth who are at-risk of becoming delinquent due to individual, school, family, peer, or community factors; undisciplined; or involved in the juvenile court process, from intake through aftercare. Programming to further compliance with the JJDP Act and to reduce racial disproportionality remain priorities of the North Carolina SAG.