Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $565,501)
The Formula Grants Program is authorized under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act. The purpose of this program is to support state and local delinquency prevention and intervention efforts and juvenile justice system improvements. Supported activities and efforts 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) of the JJDP Act.
Wisconsins 2017 Title II Formula Grants Plan is overseen by the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ). The DOJ in conjunction with the Wisconsins State Advisory Group, the Governors Juvenile Justice Commission, will continue to use Title II Formula grant funds to improve the juvenile justice system at the state and local level. To achieve this programs goal, Wisconsin will provide funding in addition to planning and administration and the state advisory group, to the following program areas: compliance monitoring; Indian tribes programs; disproportionate minority contact (DMC); alternatives to detention; juvenile justice system improvement; mental health services; and, substance abuse. NCA/NCF