Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $381,000)
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 District's Juvenile Justice Advisory Group (JJAG), the State Advisory Group (SAG) as required by the OJJDP Act, will focus on the following Title II Formula Grants Purpose Areas in the District: Compliance Monitoring; Delinquency Prevention; Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC); Planning and Administration; Diversion; and State Advisory Group. JJAG, in partnership with stakeholders, will develop and strengthen preventive services designed to reduce the number of youth entering the juvenile justice system. Funds will be used to support best practices targeted to prevent delinquency and increase diversion. JGA will not use funds to operate temporary or permanent juvenile correction, detention, or community corrections facilities. JJAG will also track the progress of each grantee by requesting data on a quarterly basis on information that directly aligns with OJJDPs performance measures, and submit performance measurements as required by the Data Collection and Technical Assistance Tool. NCA/NCF