Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $382,891)
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 Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants (OVSJG) is designated the State Administering Agency for the District of Columbias FY2018 Title II funding. OVSJG will use grant funds to assist community-based organizations and District Government agencies to improve programs, policies and coordination for the Districts juvenile and criminal justice system. OVSJG will administer projects that are consistent with the following areas: (6) Delinquency Prevention; (19) Compliance Monitoring; (21) Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC); (28) Planning and Administration; and (32) State Advisory Group.