Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $543,490)
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 Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice (KYDJJ) is the designated agency named to administer the FY16 Title II Formula grants program. The Kentucky Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) serves as the State Advisory Group (SAG) as defined in the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 2002. Kentucky's priority areas are: Juvenile Justice Systems Improvement, Disproportionate Minority Contact, State Advisory Group, Planning and Administration, and Delinquency Prevention. The Kentucky SAG has worked to increase public awareness and strengthen connections with community partners. Additionally, collaborative efforts have been initiated with police departments, schools, and other local entities. NCA/NCF