Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $1,962,000)
The Formula Grants Program is authorized under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act of 2002. The purpose of this program is to support State and local delinquency prevention and intervention efforts and juvenile justice system improvements. Program areas may include: Planning and administration; State Advisory Group allocation; compliance monitoring; juvenile justice issues for 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.
The Governor's Office for Children and Families is dedicated to supporting and strengthening families through a community based system of prevention and intervention services. Georgia will dedicate 2009 Title II Formula grant funding to activities that build community capacity (program area #35) and juvenile justice system improvements (program area #19). Further, the State of Georgia aims to improve cooperation and coordination between key community and state level partners to better serve youth.