Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $74,099)
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 FY16 Title II Formula grant program is prioritized for continuation of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands' (CNMI) juvenile justice systems improvement, compliance monitoring, and delinquency prevention programs. A portion is also set aside for Planning and Administration and for State Advisory Group (SAG) activities.
The major activities funded under this program are the planning and administration of the Title II Formula grant funds, which is the responsibility of the Criminal Justice Planning Agency (CJPA). These funds will also support the position of the Juvenile Justice Specialist under CJPA, who also functions as the State Compliance Monitor. Funds under this purpose area are to be used to defray costs for technical assistance training and on-site compliance monitoring of programs and facilities in the islands of Saipan, Tinian, and Rota. Lastly, the main goal of the CNMIs SAG is to utilize the remaining funds to be made available through requests for proposals to interested applicants that will implement delinquency prevention and juvenile justice system improvement programs, specifically in the areas of Enforcement, Detention, Probation, and the Juvenile Justice Task Force.