Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $718,569)
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 Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs, in coordination with the Minnesota Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee (JJAC), serves as the agency designated to prepare and administer its three-year plan. JJAC's plans for the Formula Grants Program for FY 2018 Title II include allocations to Planning and Administration (PA 28), State Advisory Group Allocation (PA 32), Compliance Monitoring (PA 19), Native American Programs (PA 24), Juvenile Justice System Improvement (PA 27), Disproportionate Minority Contact (PA 21) and Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders (PA 20) and Delinquency Prevention (PA 1, 5, 6, 17, 22 and 23).