Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $682,118)
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 as found in section 223(a)(9) of the JJDP Act.
Missouris Three Year Comprehensive Plan is administered by the Missouri Department of Public Safety (DPS). The DPS in conjunction with the Missouri Juvenile Justice Advisory Group (JJAG) will continue to enhance and expand the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative and Gender Specific Services in the state and to maintain compliance with all four core requirements of the JJDP Act. To achieve the programs goals, the DPS and JJAG will fund the following programs areas: Alternatives to Detention, Compliance Monitoring, DMC, and Gender Specific Services.