[ CHECK ALL LINKS ]
Important Funding News Update:
The White House proposed funding for the juvenile justice funding streams overseen by the JJAG, including the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) Title II State Formula Grants Program, the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant (JABG) Program, and the JJDPA Title V Delinquency Prevention Program, for federal fiscal year 2014. The proposed amounts would include a substantial increase in the Title II program as well as modest increases to the other funding streams. In addition, both the Senate and the House have marked up their own proposals for these funding streams. The Senate version would provide modest increases to each of the three funding streams while the House version would result in substantial cuts to the Title II program and elimination of the JABG and Title V programs. The specific proposals for each funding stream are listed below:
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act Title II State Formula Grants Program
- NYS 2014 Award - $1.9 million
Juvenile Accountability Block Grant (JABG) Program
- JABG Funding ended for 2014
The JJAG oversees the distribution of funds from two federal funding streams:
- Title II Formula Funds: Authorized under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (Public law 107-273, 42 U.S.C. §5601 et seq.), the Formula grants program supports state and local delinquency prevention and intervention efforts and juvenile justice system improvement. In order to receive a formula grant, New York must maintain compliance with four core federal requirements that include: deinstitutionalization of status offenders, separation of juveniles from adult offenders, removal of juveniles from adult jails and lockups, and addressing the disproportionate minority contact of juvenile members of minority groups who come into contact with the juvenile justice system. At least two-thirds of formula funds received by New York State must be used for programs that local public and private programs operate and eligible American Indian tribal programs.
- Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Funds: Authorized under 42 U.S.C. §3796ee et seq., the Juvenile Accountability Block grants program serves to reduce juvenile offending through accountability-based programs focused on juvenile delinquents and the juvenile justice system. New York State is required to pass through 75% of the funding it receives under the Juvenile Accountability Block Grants program to localities. Awards to certain localities are mandated by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention based on a formula that takes local law enforcement expenditures and local Part I Uniform Crime Reporting data into account.
The most recent New York State applications for federal funding can be accessed below: