Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $402,829)
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.
North Dakotas 2018 Title II Formula Funds will be used to maintain the states compliance with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. The North Dakota Department of Corrections Division of Juvenile Services will support the continued operation of the Attendant Care Program, which provides non-secure supervision as an alternative to secure detention and compliance to address the disproportionate contact of minority youth with the system. In addition, this program will also address ways of keeping youth engaged in school and out of the juvenile justice system.