Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $628,131)
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 Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs will allocate FY 2018 Title II Formula Grant funds to local government agencies and nonprofit organizations to implement projects that focus on Community-Based Programs that work with juveniles and their families to address issues within the family that may be a causative factor in a juveniles delinquent behavior. Projects will address issues such as effective communication/discipline, substance abuse, physical and emotional abuse, mental health issues, education, job skills training, and the cyclical histories of illiteracy, unemployment and involvement in the criminal justice system.
Funding will be utilized to address compliance with the four Core Requirements, specifically, deinstitutionalization of status offenders, sight and sound separation, jail removal and compliance monitoring.