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Minnesota 2013 Title II Initiative

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $461,583)

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 Minnesota Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee (JJAC) is a supervisory board appointed by the Minnesota Governor to oversee juvenile justice practice within the state of Minnesota. It is housed in the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) within the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS). JJAC's plans for the Formula Grants Program for FY 2013 include allocations to Planning and Administration (SPA 23), State Advisory Group Allocation (SPA 31), Compliance Monitoring (SPA 06), Native American Programs (SPA 22) and Delinquency Prevention (SPA 09).

JJAC will continue its efforts to accurately report on the JJDP Act's four core requirements via data improvement and education to those juvenile justice agencies which have responsibility for juveniles. The Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Corrections is an ongoing and effective partnership that guarantees Minnesota's compliance effort as a model of collaboration. Four Individual committees (Prevention, DMC, Schools and Status Offenders) will focus on and report progress on short term and intermediate outcomes.

JJAC will continue to fund prevention programs that meet best practice standards. The members of JJAC will continue to engage and educate other Minnesota policymakers on best practices within the juvenile justice practice. Collaborations with other juvenile justice community and interest groups will allow JJAC to have the informed and necessary capacity to remain as the preeminent juvenile justice oversight entity. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 16, 2013