Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $381,222)
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 Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants (OVSJG) will utilize FY 17 Formula funds to assist community-based organizations and DC government agencies to improve programs, policies and coordination for the District's juvenile justice system. OVSJG will administer projects in the following program areas: Delinquency Prevention, Compliance Monitoring, Disproportionate Minority Contact, Diversion, Planning and Administration, Gender-Specific Programming, and the State Advisory Group. The goal for FY17 funding is for OVSJG to work with stakeholders and partners to develop and strengthen preventive services designed to reduce the number of youth entering the juvenile justice system in all eight wards in DC. Funds will support best practices to prevent delinquency and improve the juvenile justice system. A portion of the funds will be used to prioritize compliance with the core requirements of the JJDP Act. NCA/NCF