Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $400,980)
The Formula Grants Program is authorized under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act. The purpose of this program is to support state and local delinquency prevention and intervention efforts and juvenile justice system improvements. Supported activities and efforts may include: planning and administration; state advisory group allocation; compliance monitoring; disproportionate minority contact; juvenile justice issues for Native American Indian tribes; prevention of substance abuse by juveniles; prevention of serious and violent crimes by juveniles; prevention of juvenile gang involvement and illegal youth gang activities; prevention of delinquent acts and identification of youth at risk of delinquency; and improvement of juvenile justice system operations, policies, and procedures including establishing a system of graduated sanctions, treatment programs, and aftercare as found in section 223(a) of the JJDP Act.
The 2017 Idaho Title II Plan update describes activities that enhance the juvenile justice system by focusing on youth ages 10 17 that come into contact with the juvenile justice system. The Title II program is part of comprehensive efforts in the state to prevent delinquency and address positive youth development. 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. Priorities and activities include: 1) ensuring the core protections for youth in custody are understood by partnering agencies and provided to all youth; 2) compliance activities to include development of data collection strategies, ongoing training and technical assistance, monitoring, and oversight; and 3) empowering 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. The State Advisory Group, the Idaho Juvenile Justice Commission, grouped priorities into several broad categories: Status Offender Services and Diversion Programs, Collaboration and Youth Voice, Core Requirements, and Reintegration. NCA/NCF