Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $20,000)
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.
The OJJDP FY 2017 Title II Formula Grants Program, State Advisory Group (SAG) grant will continue to be used by the State of Wyoming to support the State Advisory Council on Juvenile Justice (SACJJ). The SACJJ advises the Governor in the development and review of Wyoming's juvenile justice planning; develops recommendations of priorities and needed improvements with respect to juvenile justice, delinquency prevention, and juvenile services; and assists in the coordination of the development and enhancement of local, state, and regional juvenile justice programs. The SACJJ works in collaboration with other state and local governments and community agencies toward strengthening Wyomings juvenile justice system and to provide vision, training and support for a model juvenile justice system in Wyoming. The SACJJ continually engages in a coordinated planning process that impacts local and statewide juvenile justice policy, informs and improves practice, fosters the development of model programs, and defines consistent philosophies for how to address the needs of children in Wyomings juvenile justice system. NCA/NCF