Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $250,000)
The FY 2016 Smart on Juvenile Justice: Reducing Out-of-Home Placement program will strengthen and expand the use of community-based alternatives to out-of-home placement and minimize approaches based solely on control and deterrence in favor of individualized treatment and services.
The State of AlaskaDivision of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) will work collaboratively with rural Alaskan communities to reduce out-of-home placements for youth involved in Alaskas juvenile justice system. DJJ will collaborate with rural Alaskan communities to develop rural diversion programs that will effectively respond to and rehabilitate juvenile offenders at the local level. In addition, DJJ will help local communities to develop alternatives to detention, evidence-based youth programming, and other community-based services for Alaskan youth. An overarching goal for the program will be to implement a balanced statewide juvenile justice continuum of services to Alaskan youth and families. CA/NCF