Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $649,942)
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.
Funds made available through the FY 2017 Title II Formula Grants Program support various state and local efforts throughout Tennessee to address the issues of juvenile delinquency and prevention, juvenile justice system improvements and disproportionate minority contact (DMC) within the juvenile justice system. The Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth (TCCY) believes prevention and early intervention methods can assist in deterring youth from ending up in the criminal justice system. Funding is provided statewide to private/non-profit organizations and public entities for the purpose of reducing juvenile delinquency and DMC and providing juvenile justice system improvements. Tennessee aims to fund projects to address and reduce juvenile delinquency by five percent by 2018. The selected purpose areas are planning and administration, state advisory group support, maintaining compliance with core requirements, delinquency prevention, system improvement programs and reducing disproportionality in the juvenile justice system. NCA/NCF