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The Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice responsible for the administration of the Title II formula grant program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $406,187)

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 Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice is the designated state agency responsible for the administration of the Title II Formula Grant program. Kentucky's priority areas are identified through the completion of a crime analysis report updated annually. In addition to Planning and Administration and State Advisory Group allocations, Kentucky will use FY 2013 Title II funds for the following program areas: (2)Alternatives to Detention, and (10) Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC). Alternatives to Secure Detention will provide alternative services to juvenile offenders in the community as an alternative to confinement. DMC funds will support DMC Specialist, targeted reduction sites, and continue supporting the SAG's DMC Subcommittee. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 16, 2013