Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $75,038)
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.
Guam's Department of Youth Affairs (DYA) will provide funding to support several program areas to address juvenile delinquency and improve the juvenile justice system. These are: Compliance Monitoring to bring Guams into full compliance with the core requirements; After-School Programs to redirect at-risk youth; Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) to continue to develop and implement activities to reduce disparities and improve systems effectiveness; Juvenile Justice System Improvement to assist with non-compliance issues, violations of court orders and improved data collection; Alternatives to Detention; Planning and Administration; and State Advisory Group to continue to support Guams compliance with the core requirements, address juvenile delinquency and improve the juvenile justice system. DYA will measure progress through admissions and recidivism rates, surveys, statistical and other reports and manage and monitor all activities and accomplishments as proposed in the program purpose areas. NCA/NCF