Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $888,145)
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 Washington State Advisory Group (SAG), referred to as the Washington State Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice (WA-PCJJ or Council) was established via Executive Order 10-03 in September 2010, and refined in 2015 with Executive Order 15-03. The new SAG established its strategic Framework, Mission & Guiding Principles, which were adopted in November 2011. In addition to an Executive Committee, there are six Standing Committees: Behavioral Health, Grants, Technical Assistance, and Fiscal, Legislative, Racial and Ethnic Disparities (formerly the DMC Committee), Reentry & Reconnecting Youth, and a Youth Committee.