Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $769,648)
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.
Funds made available through the FY 2016 Title II Formula Grants Program support various state and local efforts throughout Tennessee to address the issues of juvenile delinquency and prevention, juvenile justice system improvements and disproportionate minority contact (DMC) within the juvenile justice system. The service population includes youth, 18 years and younger.
Tennessee subgrants funds statewide to private/non-profit organizations and public entities for the purpose of reducing juvenile delinquency and making juvenile justice system improvements. Tennessee will fund projects to prevent delinquency and provide intervention and treatment for youth towards the overarching goal of reducing delinquency by five percent by 2017. The following purpose areas identified in Tennessees Three-Year Plan are: planning and administration, state advisory group support, maintaining compliance with core requirements, delinquency prevention, system improvement programs and DMC in the juvenile justice system.