Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $630,804)
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 Minnesota Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee (JJAC) is a supervisory board appointed by the Minnesota Governor to oversee juvenile justice practice within the state. JJAC's plans for the Formula Grants Program for FY 2015 include allocations for Planning and Administration, State Advisory Group Allocation, Compliance Monitoring, Native American Programs, Juvenile Justice System Improvement, Disproportionate Minority Contact, and Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders, and Delinquency Prevention.
JJAC will continue efforts to accurately report on the four core requirements via data improvement and education to juvenile justice agencies with responsibility for juveniles. The Memorandum of Understanding structures an ongoing and effective partnership with the Department of Corrections on compliance. JJAC will continue to fund only prevention programs that meet best practices.