Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $1,445,363)
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.
Illinois 2016 Formula Grants Plan Update is overseen by the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission (Commission), which serves as Illinois State Advisory Group, and the Illinois Department of Human Services. The Commission reaffirms its commitment to four priorities: maintain full compliance with the core requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act; prevent youth from entering the Illinois juvenile justice system unnecessarily; provide youth who enter the juvenile justice system developmentally appropriate, individualized support and services; and ensure that youth leave the juvenile justice system with positive outcomes, which in turn enhance public safety. The Commission will address these priorities through activities in the following Title II Program areas: (1) Alternatives to Detention; (2) Child Abuse and Neglect; (3) Community-Based Programs and Services; (4) Probation; (5) Protecting Juvenile Rights; (6) Compliance Monitoring; (7) Disproportionate Minority Contact; (8) Gender Specific Services; and (9) Juvenile Justice Systems Improvement.