Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $400,394)
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.
North Dakota's FY17 Title II Formula funds will be used to maintain the state's compliance with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. Funding is allocated to support the continued operation of an Attendant Care program, which provides non-secure supervision as an alternative to secure detention. The Attendant Care program supports the non-secure supervision of approximately 700 youth on an annual basis, the majority of whom are status offenders. There are currently 9 Attendant Care sites throughout the state, including a tribal site. Additional community-based services, such as assessment, diversion, and/or family counseling that could operate in conjunction with Attendant Care services will also be supported with the goal of reducing entry into the juvenile justice or child welfare systems. Funding is also being allocated to address disproportionate minority contact and to further examine issues that tend to push youth out of the school system and into the juvenile justice system. NCA/NCF