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Mississippi's 2013 Title II Initiative

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $405,456)

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; disproportionate minority contact; juvenile justice issues for Native 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 OJJDP FY 2013 Title II Formula Grants Program in the State of Mississippi is administered by Mississippi Division of Public Safety Planning. The State Advisory Group awards grants to local units of government, non-profits, and faith-based organizations to implement evidenced-based model programming intended to impact priority juvenile justice needs.

The State of Mississippi's primary focus with Title II Formula Grants funds is to address alternatives to detention and diversion. Mississippi has a great need for alternatives to detention and few resources to implement alternative programs. Title II funds will be used in the planning, establishing, operating, coordinating, and evaluating of projects directly or through sub grants or subcontracts with public and private agencies. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 17, 2013