Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $570,000)
Pursuant to section 223 (d) of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act, if a State chooses not to submit a Formula Grants Program plan, fails to submit a plan, or submits a plan which does not meet the requirements if the JJDP Act, the OJJDP Administrator shall endeavor to make the Formula Grants program fund allotment, under section 222 (a) of the JJDP Act, available to private nonprofit agencies within the State. The funds must be used solely for the purpose(s) of achieving compliance with Section 223 (a) (11) - Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders; 223 (a) (12) - Sight and Sound Separation; 223 (a)(13)) - Jail Removal; and 223(a)(22)- Disproportionate Minority Contact of the JJDP Act. These funds are allocated through the Non Participating State Program. Wyoming is currently the only non-participating State.
Volunteers of America of Wyoming and Montana proposes a multi-faceted approach to address Wyoming's numerous violations of the core requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act. There will be 5 primary approaches: (1) Legislation/Code revision; (2) Executive/State level activities; (3) Judicial/Court activity; (4) Data collection and analysis; and (5) Public awareness/media campaign. VOA will work with OJJDP and numerous partners within the State to address noncompliance issues and formulate solutions. A time/task plan will be used to guide their efforts. In addition, performance measures are indicated and will be reported to OJJDP.