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Annual Formula application and report of compliance, DMC, and program priorities.

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $403,748)

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 Vermont Department for Children and Families, Family Services Division (DCF/FSD) is the designated State agency to receive Title II funds in the State of Vermont. In addition to Planning and Administration and State Advisory Group allocations, DCF/FSD plans to fund three program areas: (3) Child Abuse and Neglect to implement the Strengthening Families model in three regions in the State with high risk of abuse or neglect; (9) Delinquency Prevention to support positive youth development and effective family and community youth engagement efforts; and, (19) Juvenile Justice System Improvement to assure full compliance with the JJDPA core protection and to effect systems change that will improve practices, policies, or procedures on a system-wide basis, including implementing of restorative justice practices, positive youth development and youth engagement efforts, risk and needs assessments and sustaining diversion services.

Date Created: September 16, 2013