Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $904,210)
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 Arizona Governors Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF) is the designated state planning agency for supervising the development of the Title II Formula Grant Program three year plan. The GOYFF, in partnership with the Arizona Juvenile Justice Commission (AJJC), will collaborate and coordinate within Arizonas juvenile justice system by directing available state and federal resources to respond appropriately and effectively to the needs of at-risk and delinquent youth and their families. The overall intent of the AJJC is to uphold the core requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDP) Act and support a seamless continuum of delinquency prevention, intervention, and accountability services. In order to achieve these goals, the GOYFF and AJJC will distribute the FY 2018 Title II Formula Grant Program funds across several program purpose areas including: (06) delinquency prevention, (19) compliance monitoring, (21) disproportionate minority contact, and (24) Indian tribe programs.