Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $561,377)
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.
For the FY17 Title II Formula award, the Colorado Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Council has prioritized compliance with the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) core requirements of Disproportionate Minority Contact and Compliance Monitoring, which includes providing training, technical assistance and monitoring for these areas. In addition, the award will support Indian Tribe programming, Planning and Administration, and the State Advisory Group. Juvenile Justice System Improvement is also a priority, with a focus on meeting the needs of Low Risk but High Need youth, as well as supporting professional development, evidence based programs, research and evaluation.