Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $1,443,501)
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 Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency utilizes the FY18 Title II Formula Grant Funds to support identified priorities/goals: (1) ensure compliance with the core protections within the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act; (2) develop a comprehensive delinquency and violence prevention strategy by working with state partners, schools, and service providers to better address the needs of Pennsylvanias youth and families; (3) implement and maintain Pennsylvanias highly regarded Juvenile Justice System Enhancement Strategy; (4) address key legislative and policy matters of critical importance to the achievement of these goals; (5) support the needs of juveniles between the ages of 10 and 17, focusing on System Enhancement, Evidence-based Programs and Practices, Delinquency Prevention and Intervention, Identifying/Reducing DMC, and Aftercare/Reentry; and (6) support policies and programs that serve all system-involved adolescents regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or gender identification with services that address prevention, treatment, and reentry needs. NCA/NCF