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Mississippi's Title II Initiative

Award Information

Award #
2016-JF-FX-0020
Location
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2016
Total funding (to date)
$404,612

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $404,612)

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.

Mississippi’s Office of Justice Programs Juvenile Justice Division’s primary focus is to address Deinstitutionalization of status offenders (DSO), Separation of juveniles from adults in institutions (Separation), Removal of juveniles from adult jails and lockups (Jail Removal), Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC), alternatives to detention, and diversion. Mississippi stated its intent to assist in planning, establishing, operating, coordinating, and evaluating funded projects directly or through sub grants or subcontracts with public and private agencies for the purpose of developing more effective education, training, research, prevention, diversion, treatment, and rehabilitation programs as a means to improve the juvenile justice system. The state’s plan indicates that Title II funds will be used to support those activities.

NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 26, 2016