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FY 2013 Title II Formula Grants Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $405,624)

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.

Connecticut's 2013 Juvenile Justice Plan Update presents plans for compliance with four core requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act; information on coordination of child abuse and neglect and delinquency programs, disaster preparedness, suicide prevention and collecting and sharing juvenile justice information; State Advisory Group membership; Office of Policy and Management's formula grants staff; and descriptions of programs to be funded with 2013 Formula Grants funds.

Funds are planned to support projects in the areas of law-related education, improving school attendance, addressing disproportionate minority contact (DMC) through enhancing police-youth interactions, and improving the system through research, training and technical assistance. Performance measures for program funding, processes for compliance monitoring and use of data on DMC are discussed in detail.

Date Created: September 16, 2013