Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $411,267)
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 Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) will use its FY18 Title II funding for the following priority areas: 1) Mental Health Services, 2) Aftercare and Reentry, 3) Community Based Programs, and 4) Alternatives to Detention. These areas were selected by the Nevada stakeholders in survey conducted in February, 2018. Additional priority areas include: Compliance Monitoring, Planning and Administration, State Advisory Group, Disproportionate Minority Contact, Indian Tribal Programs, and Juvenile Justice System Improvement.