Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $400,648)
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 2016 Idaho Title II Plan update describes activities that enhance the juvenile justice system and focuses on youth ages 10 17 that come into contact with the juvenile justice system. Grant funds from the Title II program will be used to support priorities identified by local juvenile justice councils. Idahos plan is the culmination of local planning workgroups throughout the state using a data driven, strengths-based approach.
The State Advisory Group, the Idaho Juvenile Justice Commission (IJJC), grouped priorities into several broad categories: Status Offender Services and Diversion Programs, Collaboration and Youth Voice, Core Requirements, and Reintegration. Success is measured according to the accomplishments of the IJJC and District/Tribal Councils based on specific goals and objectives within those broad categories to include: (1) ensure the core protections for youth in custody are understood by partnering agencies and provided to all youth and (2) empower District and Tribal Juvenile Justice Councils in meeting priorities identified in strategic plans. Each of the eight councils will lead one specialty area and share best practices with the other councils.
Idaho intend to conduct an assessment of disproportionate minority contact in a select community.