Section 7 - Statement of the Problem/Program Narrative


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Section 7 - Statement of the Problem/Program Narrative

Since the FFY 2009 application, there have been only a few changes to the original program descriptions, including their order of importance. The majority of the changes are budget related, reflecting an increased grant allocation and enhanced programming recommended by the SAG based on data from the past year. In two program areas, additional objectives have been added.

DISPROPORTIONATE MINORITY CONTACT

Standard Program Area: 10

The only change to this program area is a slight increase in the budget.

Year JJDPA State / Local / Private Funds
2011 $508,400 $0
2012 $508,400 $0

ALTERNATIVES TO DETENTION

Standard Program Area: 02

The following objective has been added to this program area along with an increase to the budget allocation:

Objective 5: Fund the development of local juvenile justice councils in communities to foster systems reform efforts, including alternatives to secure confinement.

  • Activities: Provide training and technical assistance to individual counties/circuits to develop juvenile justice councils.
  • Performance Indicators: Collection and review of performance measurement data (#1,5, 6, 8, and 10): Number of Memoranda of Understanding or interagency agreements developed, number and percent of program staff trained, number of hours of program staff training provided, number of planning activities conducted, number of program/agency policies of procedures created, amended or rescinded.
Year JJDPA State / Local / Private Funds
2011 $200,000 $0
2012 $200,000 $0

YOUTH ADVOCACY

Standard Program Area: 33

The only change to this program area is that the SAG anticipates conducting a review of the pilot program and presuming a successful outcome, the SAG anticipates extending the pilot another year and possibly increasing the service are. Therefore, a budget increase was made.

Year JJDPA State / Local / Private Funds
201# $150,000 $0
201# $150,000 $0

GENDER-SPECIFIC SERVICES

Standard Program Area: 13

There are no significant changes to this program area since the submission of the FFY 2009 application.

JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT - 2

Standard Program Area: 19

The budget for this section was reduced to reflect a more limited focus in the work being done with IDJJ. Objective 1 will be the primary ongoing focus as significant accomplishments have been gained in Objectives 2 and 3.

Year JJDPA State / Local / Private Funds
201# $100,000 $0
201# $100,000 $0

JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT

Standard Program Area: 19

Changes made to the budget due to a small increase in overall cost of doing business.

Year JJDPA State / Local / Private Funds
201# $230,000 $0
201# $230,000 $0

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Standard Program Area: 20

The following objectives have been added to this section along with a corresponding budget increase.

Objective 7:  Conduct an evaluation of the pilot project activities to determine successful feasibility of expansion.

  • Activities: Make grant available to design and conduct an evaluation of the pilot.
  • Performance Indicators: Collection and review of performance measurement data (#2 and 5): Number of Memoranda of Understanding or interagency agreements developed, number of program materials developed.

Objective 8: If the evaluation demonstrates success, provide the technical assistance necessary to support expansion of the Youth Services Mental Health Initiative.

  • Activities: Provide training and technical assistance to new youth service providers that are willing to participate in an expansion of the pilot.
  • Performance Indicators: Collection and review of performance measurement data (#2, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9): Number of Memoranda of Understanding or interagency agreements developed, number of program materials developed, number and percent of program staff trained, number of hours of program staff training provided, number of planning activities conducted, number of program/agency policies of procedures created, amended or rescinded.
Year JJDPA State / Local / Private Funds
201# $200,000 $0
201# $200,000 $0

JAIL REMOVAL

Standard Program Area: 17

There are no significant changes to this program area since the submission of the FFY 2009 application.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES

Standard Program Area: 32

There is one significant change to this program area since the submission of the FFY 2009 application. The projected spending did not begin in year one, rather it is expected to begin in year two. Therefore the budget has been adjusted accordingly. The SAG has made progress in this area as it relates to data collection in an effort to support the need for further analysis. However, a grant has not yet been issued to begin conducting an in-depth study. That is expected to begin in year two.

Year JJDPA State / Local / Private Funds
201# $100,000 $0
201# $75,000 $0

COMPLIANCE MONITORING

Standard Program Area: 06

There has been one significant change to this program area since the submission of the FFY 2009 application. One part time statewide compliance monitor was added to address the increased workload. The budget has been adjusted accordingly.

Year JJDPA State / Local / Private Funds
201# $356,000 $0
201# $356,000 $0

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