Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $471,025)
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.
Kentucky's Department of Juvenile Justice, as the designated state agency, will use FY17 Title II Formula funds for the following priority areas: juvenile justice systems improvement, disproportionate minority contact, state advisory group, planning and administration, and delinquency prevention. Delinquency prevention funding will be used to develop an effective grants process that aligns with Kentucky legislation (Senate Bill 200) and other initiatives aimed at diverting youth from the juvenile justice system and/or incarceration. NCA/NCF