Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $820,258)
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 Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth (TCCY) believes prevention and early intervention methods can assist in deterring youth from ending up in the juvenile justice system. This program will focus on: Planning and Administration, State Advisory Group (SAG) allocation, Compliance Monitoring, Jail Removal, Delinquency Prevention, Juvenile Justice System Improvement, Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) and Substance and Alcohol Abuse. TCCY juvenile justice staff and regional coordinators will continue to monitor jails, lock-ups and detention facilities to ensure compliance with the JJDPA core requirements. Funds made available through the FY19 Title II Formula Grant Program will support various state and local efforts throughout Tennessee to develop more effective education, training, prevention and treatment programs, and justice system improvements efforts. NCA/NCF