Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $3,396,245)
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 Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) uses Title II funds to support counties in serving at-risk and system-involved youth. The State Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (SACJJDP) is Californias State Advisory Group. With BSCC approval, SACJJDP has focused its efforts to transform juvenile justice on: increased use of Evidence-Based practices; reducing racial and ethnic disparities and disproportionality (RED) within the juvenile justice system; and quality education for youth. This is accomplished in large part through the Title II grant program, which currently funds 18 local subgrantees providing juvenile justice services and system improvements in Aftercare/Reentry, Alternatives to Detention, Delinquency Prevention, Diversion, RED, and Native American projects. NCA/NCF
- Pathways to Success: Support, safe haven, treatment, education opportunities, life skills and job training for At-Risk Youth transitioning from foster care to independent living in their communities
- Supporting Vulnerable At-Risk Youth and Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care
- Providing opportunities throughout the state for communities to focus on best practices for youth.