Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $506,709)
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.
Oklahoma uses the Formula Grant Program (FGP) to address the states priority juvenile justice needs, as identified through statistical data and demonstrated service gaps. The FGP serves at-risk juveniles, throughout the state, from pre-school to the age of majority. Oklahomas Governors Advisory Group on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, will review applications and award grants to local units of government, non-profits and faith-based organizations to implement evidenced-based model programming to impact priority juvenile justice needs. Grants will be awarded in the categories of prevention, disproportionate minority over-representation and Native American prevention programming.
The objectives and goals of the FGP are to increase self-sustaining prevention programs that offer evidenced-based services to at-risk juveniles, reduce disparity at identified contact points in the relative rate index for minority youth and increase the number of collaborative efforts between Tribal governments and local partners to implement self-sustaining evidenced-based prevention programs for at-risk Native youth.