Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $413,538)
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.
Utahs 2017 Title Grant Application is an update of the Three-Year Plan and was developed to complement the strategies and programs of other state and federal grant programs. Utahs Three-Year Plan incorporates the principles of evidence-based, best practices and data-driven measures to identify gaps in services and areas of need. The comprehensive plan proposes solutions and areas of focus based on these principles. In addition, the plan includes findings and implementing recommendations from the 2011 Diversion Assessment Report, the 2012 DMC Arrest and Referral Assessment Report, 2014 DMC Evidence-Based, Best Practice Initiative, and the 2016 DMC Alternative to Juvenile Court Diversion Program of the Utah Board of Juvenile Justices Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Committee. NCA/NCF