Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $5,006,000)
The Formula Grants Program is authorized under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act of 1974, as amended. 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 Title II Formula Grant program assists Texas in developing effective education, training, research, prevention, diversion, treatment, rehabilitation, and programs that will improve the juvenile justice system.
The Texas Criminal Justice Divison (CJD) plans to award 89% of the Federal JJDP Formula Grant funds to local jurisdictions, non-profit organizations, and State agencies to support delinquency prevention and intervention efforts and juvenile justice system improvements. CJD has selected the following program areas along with the corresponding OJJDP performance measures to track grantee and overall progress:
* Alternatives to Detention
* Delinquency Prevention
* Disproportionate Minority Contact
* Juvenile Justice System Impact
* Mental Health Services
* School Programs
* Substance Abuse
* Youth Courts