Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $1,387,642)
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 Department of Youth Services (DYS) for the state of Ohio will focus on reducing Disproportionate Minority Contact. Additional goals of the program include systems improvement to address domestic minor sex trafficking and a special needs population, Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities, will be funded to provide prevention, intervention and support training to practitioners who work with youth who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.