Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $315,000)
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 Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections (IDJC) is the designated state planning agency for supervising the development of the Title II Formula Grant Program three year plan. IDJCs plan is designed to enhance the juvenile justice system by focusing on youth ages 10 17 that come into contact with the juvenile justice system. The FY 2019 Title II Grant Formula Grant program funds will be used to support the following priorities: compliance monitoring, deinstitutionalization of status offenders, disproportionate minority contact, Indian tribe programs, and juvenile justice system improvement. Idaho is not in compliance with Section 223 (a)(11) of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (the deinstitutionalization of status offenders or DSO requirement); and will obligate 50 percent of the Title II funds to come into compliance with the requirement. NCA/NCF