Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $417,975)
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 Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ), as the designated state agency under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, will use funds to enhance and improve the juvenile justice system at the state and local levels. Wisconsins 2018-20 three-year Title II Formula Grant Plan will provide funding to 1) Address/Reduce Disproportionate Minority Contact/Disparities; 2) Improve the juvenile justice system; and 3) Maintain compliance with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. A portion of funds will support a compliance monitor and portions of the work of a program supervisor, a juvenile justice specialist, DMC Coordinator, grant specialist and program support staff.