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FY13 Title II Formula Grant

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $633,988)

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 New Jersey State Advisory Group (SAG) is funding the following priorities: Aftercare/Reentry, Gender-Specific Services, Juvenile Justice System Improvement, and Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC). The SAG fulfills its purpose of improving systems to reduce delinquency through the following goals: reduce recidivism and increase success of youth returning home after incarceration; ensure that at-risk and delinquent juvenile females are provided gender responsive services; inform the public about the progress New Jersey's Juvenile Justice System is making; and ensure equitable treatment of youth involved in New Jersey's Juvenile Justice System.

The aforementioned goals and objectives will be met through the following activities: Providing funds to support up to three aftercare/reentry programs for youth released from Juvenile Justice Commission programs and facilities, and support collaborations with local County Youth Services Commissions to establish Community Reentry Teams to decrease the number and percent of youth exhibiting delinquent behavior. Providing funds to support up to two regional gender specific services conferences, for young women in NJ, to increase self-awareness and self-development. Providing funds to host up to two community education forums for key stakeholders to provide education about NJ's juvenile justice system's successes and its continuing challenges. Collecting, analyzing and disseminating up-to-date information that increases knowledge of ongoing DMC issues as well as increase the capacity to develop strategies to address DMC challenges.

Success will be measured by: number of youth completing program requirements, reduction in the percentage of new crimes and technical violations by youth returning home; number of training, technical assistance sessions and conferences provided on specific topic areas, including gender responsive services; and implementation of appropriate recommendations from New Jersey's DMC assessment. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 16, 2013