Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $442,349)
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.
Utahs Three-Year Plan was developed to complement the strategies and programs of other state and federal grant programs such as JABG, Justice Assistance Grant, Residential Substance Abuse Treatment, Title V, and the Disproportionate Minority Contact Community and Strategic Planning Grant. It incorporates the principles of current evidence-based, best practices and data to identify gaps in services and other areas of need and is based on findings and recommendations from the DMC Arrest and Referral Assessment Report of the Utah Board of Juvenile Justices Disproportionate Minority Contact Committee. As a result, Utahs SAG has set priorities for the following funding areas: Juvenile Justice System Improvement; Delinquency Prevention; Disproportionate Minority Contact; and Indian Tribe Programs to address youth justice and delinquency prevention issues for Indian Tribes and Alaskan Natives.