Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $696,051)
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 Arizona Juvenile Justice Commission (AJJC) and the Arizona Governors Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF) are committed to continuing efforts of collaboration and coordination within Arizonas juvenile justice system by directing available state and federal resources to respond appropriately and effectively to the needs of at-risk and delinquent youth and their families. The overall intent of the AJJC is to uphold the core requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) and support a seamless continuum of delinquency prevention, intervention and accountability services. In order to achieve these goals, the GOYFF, in partnership with the AJJC, will distribute the 2017 award across several program areas including: aftercare/reentry, alternatives to detention, juvenile justice systems improvement, mental health services, school programs and substance abuse. The state will also continue to support monitoring of the four core requirements by focusing on compliance monitoring and disproportionate minority contact and will strengthen efforts to serve rural and Native American communities around the state. NCA/NCF