Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $549,086)
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.
Louisianas 2015-2017 Three Year Comprehensive Plan is overseen by the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement (LCLE). The LCLE has set the following goals and objectives in conjunction with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Advisory Board (SAG): to increase the availability of prevention and intervention programs for at risk youth; make juvenile justice system improvements; and maintain compliance with the four core requirements of the JJDP Act. This project plans to support both state and local efforts. In addition to Planning and Administration and State Advisory Group allocations, the LCLE plans to fund the following program areas: Delinquency Prevention, Mental Health Services, School Programs, Compliance Monitoring, DMC, Diversion, Gender-Specific Services, Indian Tribe Programs, and Juvenile Justice System Improvement. NCA/NCF