Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $401,629)
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 Kansas Department of Corrections FY17 Title II grant program will focus on maintaining compliance with the core requirements of the JJDPA Act. Grant funds will address Disproportionate Minority Contact efforts at the local level and support the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative (JDAI), which focuses on Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders (DSO) and Disproportionate Minority Contact. Funds are also budgeted separately for DSO by addressing use of valid court orders and inappropriate placement of status offenders. Kansas will also utilize grant funds for Juvenile Justice System Improvement activities to minimize use of non-secure and secure placement of youth. NCA/NCF