Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $828,727)
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 Arizona Juvenile Justice Commission (AJJC) and the Governors Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF) are committed to continuing efforts of collaboration and coordination within Arizonas juvenile justice system by directing available state and federal resources to respond appropriately and effectively to the needs of at-risk and delinquent youth and their families. The overall intent of the AJJC is to uphold the core requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) and support a seamless continuum of delinquency prevention, intervention, and accountability services.
In order to achieve these goals, the GOYFF, in partnership with the AJJC, will distribute the FY 2016 award across several program areas including: aftercare/reentry, alternatives to detention, juvenile justice systems improvement, mental health services, school programs and substance abuse. The state will also continue to support with FY 2016 funds, monitoring of the four core requirements and will strengthen efforts to serve rural and Native American communities around the state. In addition, the GOYFF and AJJC will oversee activities supported by this award. Progress towards achieving the goals described in the Three Year Plan will be measured by numbers served and appropriate outcome variables that demonstrate the impact of funded initiatives.
The state of Arizona remains unwavering in its duty to uphold the core principles of the JJDPA. Through thoughtful and calculated efforts outlined in this update to the Three Year Plan, Arizona will continue its work to facilitate and support positive outcomes for youth and families.