Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $74,300)
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 Virgin Islands Law Enforcement Planning Commission (LEPC) is the designated state agency for supervising the preparation and administration of the Title II Formula Grant Program 3 year plan. The purpose of the Virgin Islands FY18 Title II Formula funds is to address compliance monitoring and to bring the territory into full compliance with the JJDP Act of 2002. The main program goal is to bring the territory into full compliance with the four core requirements, specifically DSO. LEPC will also continue to educate and provide technical assistance to all secure and non-secure facilities territory wide and any programs within the juvenile justice system.