Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $895,961)
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 North Carolina Governors Crime Commission, a section of the Department of Public Safety, is the State Administering Agency. The Juvenile Justice Planning Committee of the Governors Crime Commission serves as North Carolinas State Advisory Group (SAG) reporting to the Governors Crime Commission, which functions as the states supervisory board.
North Carolina's SAG makes recommendations concerning resources for youth who are at-risk of becoming delinquent due to individual, school, family, peer, or community factors. The SAG works to ensure that federal funds will continue to be used to support programs that meet the growing needs of the young people of the state and to assist the state in coming back into full compliance, particularly to further efforts to reduce racial disproportionality remain priorities of the North Carolina SAG.