Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $571,435)
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.
Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs, in coordination with the Minnesota Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee (JJAC), serves as the agency designated to prepare and administer this plan. JJAC will continue efforts to accurately report on the four core requirements via data improvement and education to juvenile justice agencies which have responsibility for juveniles. JJAC will continue to fund only prevention programs that meet best practices and will maintain ongoing review of program progress. NCA/NCF