Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $600,000)
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 Criminal Justice Commission administers the State of Delaware's Formula Grants award. Delaware's Juvenile Justice Advisory Group (JJAG) is committed to finding the most innovative and effective solutions to achieve effective, accountable juvenile services. Delaware's Title II Formula Grant Plan will enhance the State's juvenile justice system and services available statewide so that juveniles involved in the system and juveniles at-risk of involvement are provided with early delinquency prevention programming, held accountable to the public, to the criminal justice system and to themselves. With the cooperative leadership among the member agencies, plus the ingenuity of the Criminal Justice Council, the Juvenile Justice Advisory Group will select programs representing the JJAG Three Year Plan programs areas of interest: Mental Health Services, Gun Programs and Diversion Programs. The Plan will also include on-going compliance tasks to meet the JJDP Act Core Requirements. Such goals and objectives will be measured through monitoring, committee updates, performance reporting from subgrantees as well as CJC staff and on-going collaboration between the law enforcement agencies and juvenile justice service providers.