Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $468,600)
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.
Utahs 2016 Title Grant Application updates its Three-Year Plan and complements the strategies and programs of other state and federal grant programs such as JABG, Justice Assistance Grant, Residential Substance Abuse Treatment, Title V, and the Disproportionate Minority Contact Community (DMC) and Strategic Planning Grant. Utah proposes solutions and areas of focus based on current literature, evidence-based, best practices, and use of data to identify gaps in services and other areas of need. The plan also includes strategies based on findings and recommendations from the DMC Arrest and Referral Assessment Report of the Utah Board of Juvenile Justices DMC Committee.
Utahs SAG has set priorities for the four following funding areas: 1. Juvenile Justice System Improvement programs: research, and other initiatives to examine issues or improve practices, policies, or procedures on a system-wide basis; 2. Delinquency Prevention: comprehensive juvenile justice and delinquency prevention programs that meet needs of youth through collaboration of the many local systems before which a youth may appear, including schools, courts, law enforcement agencies, child protection agencies, mental health agencies, welfare services, health care agencies and private nonprofit agencies offering youth services; 3. Disproportionate Minority Contact: programs, research, or other initiatives to address the disproportionate number of youth members of minority groups who come into contact with the juvenile justice system; 4. Indian Tribe Programs: programs to address youth justice and delinquency prevention issues for Indian Tribes and Alaska Natives.