Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $74,083)
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.
Priorities of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) for Title II funding are: juvenile justice systems improvement, compliance monitoring, and delinquency prevention programs. The main population served under this program includes, but is not limited to, juvenile justice service providers and delinquency prevention programs that serve youth in school and out in the community. Funding will be made available within the entire Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands including the islands of Saipan, Tinian, and Rota. The major activities funded under this program are the planning and administration of the Title II Formula grant funds by the Criminal Justice Planning Agency. These funds will also support the Juvenile Justice Specialist who also functions as the State Compliance Monitor and be used to support technical assistance, training and on site compliance monitoring of programs and facilities. Remaining funds will be made available through requests for proposals to implement delinquency prevention and juvenile justice system improvement programs particularly in enforcement, detention, and probation. NCA/NCF