Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $468,671)
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 Office of Highway Safety and Justice Programs (OHSJP) within the South Carolina Department of Public Safety (SCDPS), will administer the Title II Formula Grant Program to provide state agencies, local units of government, and private nonprofit agencies resources to both address and prevent juvenile delinquency. The OHSJP will use Formula grant funding to provide technical support and training to sub-grantees, the state SAG, and law enforcement agencies for topics and issues involving the JJDPA. OHSJP will also use these funds to continue monitoring state and local institutions for compliance with the JJDPA and the core principles guiding juvenile detention. The program will serve all youth in the State of South Carolina under the age of seventeen. Deinstitutionalization of status offenders (DSO), the need for gender-specific services, secure juvenile detention, and alternatives to detention remain problem areas for the state. South Carolina will utilize 50% of the FY19 award to get back into compliance with DSO. NCA/NCF