Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP), Federal Fund
The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Federal Fund is provided by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention for delinquency prevention and intervention activities designed to reduce risk factors for youth to commit offenses and reduce the re-offense rate and seriousness of offenses committed. The Youth Development Council serves as a State Advisory Group required to develop a three year delinquency prevention plan and recommendations for the distribution of Title II Formula grant funds and to review applications for funding.
The Title II Formula Grant Program areas include prevention and intervention, juvenile justice system improvement, and compliance with the four core requirements of the JJDPA. Thirty-five program areas are eligible for this funding stream, including alternatives to detention, child abuse and neglect, community assessment centers, court services, disproportionate minority contact, gender specific services, mentoring, mental health services, etc.
The Three Year Plan Priorities for Oregon are:
Oregon strives to provide high quality education and educational support services to all students, including those in the juvenile justice system. Ensuring a successful and seamless transition from a juvenile justice educational setting back to regular schools requires planning and coordination of services between agencies as well as additional resources.
Oregon strives to maintain a developmentally appropriate juvenile justice system where low level offenses are handled appropriately.
Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC)
Disproportionality continues to be an issue of importance in Oregon. The extent of DMC varies by jurisdiction, racial/ethnic group and the points of contact within the juvenile justice system. Information from the Juvenile Justice Information System (JJIS) indicates that all minority groups are represented in the juvenile justice system at percentage levels greater than their proportion of the total juvenile population. Disproportionalities in school discipline and academic achievement are also notable and require special attention.
Oregon is committed to assuring that all public and private facilities that could or do hold juveniles under public authority understand and follow the federal core requirements of the JJDPA. Oregon is in full compliance with the JJDP Act. The YDC will continue to collaborate with the Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) and Department of Corrections (DOC), law enforcement agencies, county juvenile departments, and other entities to ensure compliance in the future.
For more information on the YDC’s federal priorities, please contact Anya Sekino, the YDC’s Juvenile Crime Prevention Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 503-378-5115.