Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $401,580)
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.
New Mexicos Title II Formula Grants Program supports various state and local efforts to reduce crime and victimization; as well as strengthening the juvenile justice system's efforts to protect public safety, hold offenders accountable, and provide services that address the needs of youth and their families. New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department provides an array of prevention, intervention, rehabilitative and after-care services to New Mexico children and their families through twenty continuum sites, servicing twenty-two counties, along with providing funding for Alternatives to Detention, Disproportionate Minority, Indian Tribe Programs, and Juvenile Justice System Improvement programs.