Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $2,705,714)
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.
Texas will utilize FY17 Title II Formula funds to help develop effective education, training, research, prevention, diversion, treatment, and rehabilitation programs that will improve the juvenile justice system across the state. Texas' Criminal Justice Division plans to award 90% of the Formula funds to local jurisdictions and state agencies to support delinquency prevention, intervention efforts, and juvenile justice system improvements. Selected program areas are: Diversion, Job Training, Professional Counseling and Therapy, School Based Delinquency Prevention, and Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment. NCA/NCF