Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $399,693)
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 West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services will provide funding for delinquency prevention; school programs, disproportionate minority contact, gender specific services, protecting juvenile rights, mentoring, counseling and training, mental health, substance and alcohol abuse, diversion and juvenile justice system improvement. NCA/NCF