Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $500,464)
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 State of Louisianas 2017 Title II Formula Grants Plan Update is administered by the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement (LCLE). The goals and objectives of the LCLE in conjunction with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Advisory Board are to achieve and remain in compliance with the 28 statutory requirements of the State plan and the four core requirements of the JJDP Act. This project plans to support both state and local efforts. In addition to the Planning and Administration and State Advisory Group allocations, the LCLE plans to fund the following program areas: Delinquency Prevention, Mental Health Services, School Programs, Compliance Monitoring, DMC, Diversion, Gender-Specific Services, Indian Tribe Programs, Juvenile Justice System Improvement, and Rural Area Juvenile Programs. NCA/NCF