Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $776,556)
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, establishing, operating, coordinating, and evaluating projects directly or through grants and contracts with public and private agencies for the development of more effective education, training, research, prevention, diversion, treatment, and rehabilitation programs in the area of juvenile delinquency and programs to improve the juvenile justice system as found in section 221 of the JJDP Act.
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs will allocate FY 2020 Title II Formula Grant funds to local government agencies and nonprofit organizations to implement projects that focus on community-based programs that work with juveniles and their families to address issues within the family that may be a causative factor in a juveniles delinquent behavior. Projects will address issues such as effective communication/discipline, substance abuse, physical and emotional abuse, mental health issues, education, job skills training, and the cyclical histories of illiteracy, unemployment and involvement in the criminal justice system. Funding will be utilized to address compliance with the four Core Requirements, specifically, deinstitutionalization of status offenders, sight and sound separation, jail removal and compliance monitoring.