Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $1,322,666)
This represents North Carolina’s Three-Year Plan and application to the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) for Title II Formula Grants funding. The Governor’s Crime Commission, a section of the Department of Public Safety, serves as the State Administering Agency and administrator of federal juvenile justice funding allocations. The Juvenile Justice Planning Committee (JJPC) of the Governor’s Crime Commission serves as North Carolina’s State Advisory Group (SAG), as required under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 (JJDP Act). The Governor’s Crime Commission functions as the state’s supervisory board under 28 C.F.R. § 31.103 and in compliance with the requirements of the Justice System Improvement Act of 1979.
The mission of the North Carolina SAG is to provide resources for youth who are at-risk of becoming delinquent due to individual, school, family, peer, or community factors. These resources will also provide services for youth who are delinquent, undisciplined, or involved in the juvenile court process, from intake through aftercare.
The SAG is afforded the opportunity to review, comment on, and score all grant applications that are submitted, as well as make recommendations to the full Governor’s Crime Commission. In keeping with the mission of North Carolina’s SAG, funding allocations will continue to support programs which meet the growing needs of the justice-involved and at-risk youth in the state, including programs and services to support compliance with the JJDP Act and to reduce racial disproportionality remain priorities of the North Carolina SAG.