Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $4,287,769)
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 Board of State and Community Corrections is Californias State Administering Agency for the Formula Grant Program funding and as such, focuses its priorities on supporting counties in serving at-risk and system-involved youth. The State Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Californias State Advisory Group, has been prominent in its efforts to transform juvenile justice toward: reduced reliance on juvenile confinement; increased use of evidence-based practices, strategies, and interventions (EBP); and reducing racial and ethnic disparities and disproportionality (R.E.D.) within the juvenile justice system.
The 2016-2018 Three-Year Updated Plan will continue to support three focus areas: disproportionate minority contact/R.E.D., EBP, and quality education for youth. In addition, the BSCC has awarded and will manage 18 local sub-grantees providing juvenile services and system improvements for: Aftercare/Reentry; Alternatives to Detention; Delinquency Prevention; Diversion, R.E.D., and Native American projects.