Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $394,051)
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 Title II Formula Grants Program in West Virginia supports state and local efforts in planning, establishing, operating, coordinating and evaluating projects addressing youth delinquency and prevention. More specifically, West Virginia uses grants and contracts with public and private agencies to support education, training, research, prevention, diversion, treatment, and rehabilitation services.
The West Virginia State Advisory Group identified nine program areas to fund: delinquency prevention; school programs; disproportionate minority contact; gender specific services; protecting juvenile rights; mentoring, counseling and training; mental health; substance and alcohol abuse and diversion. Program effectiveness will be measured by the collection of identified OJJDP performance measurement data, reported annually, and monitored through an on-site programmatic visit.