Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $777,942)
The Formula Grants Program is authorized under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention 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 Missouri Department of Public Safety in conjunction with the Missouri Juvenile Justice Advisory Group will utilize funding to support the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative in the state of Missouri, enhance and expand delinquency prevention and gender specific services, and maintain compliance the four core requirements.