Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $2,221,609)
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 FY18 Title II plan for New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services focuses on goals that will improve the quality of juvenile justice data, increase the states capacity for implementing and monitoring responsive and effective programs and services, ensure that justice-involved youth will be treated equitably, and integrate restorative and developmentally appropriate approaches into delinquency prevention and intervention practice. Federal program areas include: #6. Delinquency Prevention, #17. School programs, #21. Disproportionate minority contact, #23. Gender specific services, #27. Juvenile Justice System Improvement, and #30. Rural Area Juvenile Programs. NCA/NCF