Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $1,217,039)
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 FY16 Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council Formula Grants Program provides funding for delinquency prevention / intervention services to youth in local communities throughout the state. These services are provided to youth at moderate to high risk for recidivating as assessed by Georgia's Pre-Disposition Risk Assessment Instrument. In order to receive funding, applicants (local juvenile courts) must apply to serve youth with evidence-based programming that will target their unique criminogenic risk factors and deliver services to fidelity. The goal of each subgrant is to reduce the number of youth receiving out-of-home placements in Georgia and keep youth in their communities. This goal works to strengthen families, improve accountability in the juvenile justice system and increase safety in Georgia's communities. Additionally, Georgia uses the Formula Grants Program funding to maintain compliance with the core protections for Georgia's juveniles. Georgia's focus program areas for the FY16 Title II grant are Alternatives to Detention, Delinquency Prevention, Compliance Monitoring, Disproportionate Minority Contact, Planning and Administration, and State Advisory Group Activities.