Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $400,279)
The Formula Grants Program is authorized under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act and funds are made available as a result of the FY 2016 Department of Justice appropriations. 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; prevention; and activities to address the core requirements and improvement of juvenile justice system operations and policies, as found in section 223(a)(9) of the JJDP Act.
North Dakotas Division of Juvenile Services will use the FY16 Title II Formula Funds to maintain the states compliance with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. Funding will be allocated for the continued operation of an Attendant Care Program, which provides non-secure supervision as an alternative to secure detention. The Attendant Care Program supports the non-secure supervision of approximately 700 youth on an annual basis, the majority of which are status offenders. Funding for Attendant Care is available to any county, city or tribe that would like to establish a program; however, services are usually provided by one jurisdiction on behalf of one or more adjoining jurisdictions. Additional community-based services, such as assessment, diversion, and/or family counseling that could operate in conjunction with Attendant Care services, will also be supported with the goal of reducing entry into the juvenile justice or child welfare systems.