Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $401,731)
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.
Connecticuts FY 2017 Title II Formula Grants Program funds will support sharing the results of its fourth assessment study of disproportionate minority contact (DMC), training for police and school staff on effective interactions with youth, increasing opportunities for positive police/youth interactions, and implementing best practice approaches to improve school attendance. The top priority of Connecticuts Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee (JJAC)is to reduce DMC and racial/ethnic disparities. With many juvenile justice system improvement strategies underway in Connecticut, the JJAC focuses its efforts on disproportionate minority contact and improving school attendance. NCA/NCF