Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $0)
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 the Governor, Criminal Justice Division (CJD) is the State Administering Agency (SAA) for the Title II Formula Grant Program. CJD works with the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, state and local agencies, and stakeholders to administer the program and identify priorities. The primary functions of the juvenile justice system throughout the state occurs at the county or local level. The Texas designated agency is ineligible to receive funds based upon the FY 18 determination. The grantee is approved to receive $20,000 for their SAG. NCA/NCF