Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $606,344)
The State of South Dakota will utilize FY 2021 Title II Formula Grant funds consistent with federal requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA). The budget is based on the FY 2021 allocation projection of $600,000. The designated state agency, the South Dakota Department of Corrections, will ensure that subgrantees use funds consistent with Title II requirements and program purpose areas.
Funds will be allocated to the program areas to ensure that at least 66 and 2/3 percent of South Dakota’s award will be expended through programs of units of local governments, programs of local private agencies, programs of Indian Tribes that perform law enforcement functions, or directly by the state through outlined program areas.
Activities that will be implemented to achieve the project goals and objectives include:
maintaining compliance with the core requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act by assisting counties in funding alternatives to secure detention and jail;
monitoring compliance with core requirements by inspecting facilities and collecting and verifying juvenile admission data;
supporting R/ED intervention efforts including local R/ED planning and early intervention and diversion programs;
funding Native American Tribal juvenile justice programs;
supporting juvenile delinquency prevention projects;
assisting with the implementation of South Dakota’s juvenile justice reform, the Juvenile Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JJRI) ; and
supporting the Council of Juvenile Services (State Supervisory Group for Title II program).
Progress toward goals and objectives will be measured through performance measure reporting and subgrant monitoring. Staff of the Department of Corrections will submit required annual performance measure reports to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) through JustGrants. South Dakota will not be using any portion of the project budget to conduct research.