Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $393,894)
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 purpose of Montanas FY 2016 Title II program is to ensure the states compliance with the four core requirements of the JJDP Act and to provide funding for programs for youth who are at risk for entering, or who have already entered, Montanas juvenile justice system. Montanas Youth Justice Advisory Council (YJC) has determined the following priorities for Title II funding: Native American programs; delinquency prevention; alternatives to detention; disproportionate minority contact; diversion; and juvenile justice system improvement. The population to be served includes all Montana youth (under age 18) and their families at risk for coming into contact with the juvenile justice system as well as those who are already involved in the juvenile justice system.
Progress is measured through an evaluation process for each subgrant which includes quarterly reports, desk audits, and site visits. No portion of the project budget will be used to conduct research.