Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $20,000)
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 Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS), Office of Grants and Research (OGR) primary purpose of the FY 19 Title II Formula Grant Program is to ensure the Commonwealths compliance with the core requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDP Act) of 2002 and to address other priorities of the Act. Funds from the Formula Grant Program are dedicated to compliance activities, State Advisory Group (SAG) activities, and Formula Grant- related sub-awards. The JJAC and EOPSS will also work closely with the Commonwealths Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) which has overlapping priorities and more impressive resources. For FY19 the Massachusetts was found compliance ineligible and were only allotted funds for the SAG allocation. NCA/NCF