Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $1,179,000)
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 Designated State Agency for implementation of the Title II-B Formula Grants Program for the State of Indiana is the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI). ICJI plans to utilize its FY 2010 allocation to support the following Program Areas: #23 (Planning and Administration); #31 (State Advisory Group); #02 (Alternatives to Detention); #20 (Mental Health); #10 (Disproportionate Minority Contact); #01 (Aftercare/Re-Entry); #19 (Juvenile Justice System Improvement); #9 (Delinquency Prevention); and #6 (Compliance Monitoring).
This funding will enable Indiana to promote compliance with the first three (3) Core Requirements of the JJDP Act by providing continued funding to the Youth Law T.E.A.M. of Indiana, the contracted Compliance Monitors for the State. ICJI plans to utilize $395,550 to develop a DMC data collection plan and support a Statewide needs assessment. The State will continue to support projects that have a Statewide impact and support the State's compliance with the JJDP Act. These projects include the development of risk assessment instruments that meet jurisdictional needs, as well as the development of comprehensive and coordinated mental health services for at-risk and delinquent youth.