Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $2,053,142)
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.
New York State will use Title II funds to support activities to include implementing developmentally appropriate responses to juvenile crime that promote accountability to victims and communities harmed; improving school-based responses to justice involved youth; providing training and technical assistance for juvenile justice professionals, school staff, including school resource officers, service providers, and other community members to build skills and content knowledge; and promoting approaches that engage youth and families in collaborative problem-solving, program design and assessment and policy advisement. Federal performance measures will be collected to measure attainment of project goals. NCA/NCF