Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $381,350)
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.
Alaskas 2017 Formula Grants Plan Update is overseen by the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) within the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS). Alaskas DJJ reaffirms its commitment to four priorities: maintain full compliance with the core requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act; reduce overall youth recidivism rates, specifically targeting recidivism rates for Alaska Native youth; promote safe and responsible individuals, families and communities by increasing the number of juveniles who remain crime free; and enhance Alaskas juvenile justice system through coordinated system improvement efforts. The Alaska DJJ will address these priorities through activities in the following Title II Program areas: (6) Delinquency Prevention; (19) Compliance Monitoring; (20) Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders (DSO); (21) Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC); (24) Indian Tribal Programs; (26) Jail Removal; (27) Juvenile Justice System Improvement; and, (31) Separation of Juveniles from Adult Inmates. NCA/NCF