Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $1,002,991)
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 FY17 Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council Formula Grants Program provides funding for delinquency prevention/intervention services to youth in local communities throughout the state. These services are provided to youth at moderate to high risk for recidivating as assessed by Georgia's Pre-Disposition Risk Assessment Instrument. In order to receive funding, applicants (local juvenile courts) must apply to serve youth with evidence-based programming that deliver services with fidelity. The goal of each subgrantee is to reduce the number of youth receiving out-of-home placements in the state and keep youth in their respective communities. This goal works to strengthen families, improve accountability in the juvenile justice system and increase safety in Georgia's communities. Additionally, Georgia uses the Formula Grants Program funding to maintain compliance with the core protections for Georgia's juveniles. Georgia's focus program areas for the FY17 Title II grant are Alternatives to Detention, Delinquency Prevention, Compliance Monitoring, Disproportionate Minority Contact, Planning and Administration, and State Advisory Group Activities. NCA/NCF