Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $1,335,791)
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.
The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) will use the FY16 Title II Formula Grant Funds to support priorities identified in the State Advisory Groups Plan to the Governor. Identified priorities include ensuring compliance with the core protections of the JJDP Act; supporting the needs of juveniles between the ages of 10 and 17, focusing on system enhancement, evidence-based programs, and supporting policies and programs that serve all system-involved adolescents regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or gender identification with services that address prevention, treatment, and reentry needs. Pennsylvanias Formula Grant Funds will support projects related to Compliance Monitoring (DMC and secure holding procedures), Prevention, Diversion, System Improvement, and Aftercare. The PCCD supports activities dedicated to monitoring compliance with the core protections of the JJDP Act and supports programs for local DMC assessment efforts to reduce disproportionate minority contact supports programs.