Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $400,598)
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.
New Hampshire will utilize FY 2017 Title II Formula funds to ensure compliance with the four core requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act and to provide funding for programs for youth who are at risk of entering, or who have already entered, New Hampshires juvenile justice system. New Hampshires State Advisory Group has determined the following priorities: disproportionate minority contact; compliance monitoring, juvenile justice system improvement reform efforts, planning and administration, and state advisory group. Project goals include the support of state and local juvenile justice system improvement efforts and disproportionate minority contact through increased availability of prevention and intervention programs. NCA/NCF