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FFY 2013 Juvenile Justice Title II Formula Grant

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $95,201)

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.

Wisconsin's new Designated State Agency (DSA) for implementation of the Title II Formula Grants Program is the Department of Justice (DOJ). In addition to the Planning and Administration and State Advisory Group allocations, DOJ plans to use funds to support the following program areas: Alternatives to Detention; Compliance monitoring; Disproportionate Minority Contact; Juvenile Justice System Improvement; and, Indian Tribe Programs.

Activities that will continue to be funded include: (1) improving local juvenile justice systems, (2) local detention reform efforts, (3) local efforts to reduce DMC in the juvenile justice, child welfare, and school systems, and (4) funding a full-time compliance monitor and parts of a juvenile justice specialist, grants specialist, and community service technician positions.


Date Created: September 15, 2013