Important Funding News Update:
Juvenile Justice in the President’s FY13 Budget Proposal – President Obama and his Administration recently released their Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) budget plan. The proposal includes $140 million for critical juvenile justice programs. Specifically, the President is requesting the following:
- $70 million for the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) Title II State Formula Grants Program (increase of $30 million over FY12 final);
- $40 million for JJDPA Title V Delinquency Prevention Program (an increase of $20 million over FY12 final) with no earmarks or set asides taken out; and
- $30 million for the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant (JABG) Program.
These proposed funding levels would be higher than congressional appropriations for FY12 and come closer to meeting the needed core support for state juvenile justice efforts.
The JJAG oversees the distribution of funds from three 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.
- Title V Incentive grants Program for Local Delinquency Prevention: Established in the 1992 reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, Title V funds serve to support collaborative, community-based delinquency prevention efforts. Local governments are eligible to utilize funding under Title V in efforts to address risk factors identified in local delinquency prevention plans. Local Prevention Policy Boards are required to provide oversight for program implementation and monitoring.
The most recent New York State applications for federal funding can be accessed below:
These applications reflect the funding goals established by the Juvenile Justice Advisory Group in the Funding Strategy adopted in June of 2009.