Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $400,478)
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 South Dakota will utilize FY 2017 Title II Formula Grant funds consistent with federal requirements and the current 3-Year Plan. South Dakota will allocate funds to the following program purpose areas: Delinquency Prevention, Compliance Monitoring, Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders, Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC), Indian Tribe Programs, Jail Removal, Juvenile Justice System Improvement, Planning and Administration, Separation of Juveniles from Adult Inmates, and the State Advisory Group. Activities that will be implemented to achieve the project goals and objectives include: maintaining compliance with the core requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act by assisting counties in monitoring compliance with core requirements by inspecting facilities and collecting and verifying juvenile admission data; supporting DMC intervention efforts including local DMC planning and early intervention and diversion programs; supporting juvenile delinquency prevention projects; and supporting the Council of Juvenile Services and other activities (State Supervisory Group for Title II program). NCA/NCF