The Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee allocates Minnesota's federal juvenile justice grant funds. The grants are administered by the Minnesota Office of Justice Programs (OJP). When grants are open for application they will be posted on the OJP Grants web page.
|Beltrami Area Service Collaborative (BASC) Bemidji
||Impact statement: The Intervention Program is a Beltrami Area Service Collaborative project focused on prevention and intervention for youth engaging in behaviors putting them at risk for justice system involvement. 150 dually-involved youth at risk for involvement in the Juvenile and/or CHIPS Court Systems receive early intervention, prevention, diversion, and deep end intervention services. |
|Children's Hospital and Clinic of MN (Saint Paul)
||Impact statement: Urban Boatbuilders' Apprenticeship Program provides paid employment training to underserved youth facing one or more barriers to employment. 50 dually-involved (or at risk for dual involvement) youth participate in this in-depth, paid apprenticeship program aimed at removing barriers to employment and reducing juvenile justice and child welfare system contact. |
|Faribault Diversity Coalition
||Impact statement: This proposal initiates creation of a Rice County Crossover Youth Model, focused on Faribault Middle School’s education initiatives. Program goals are to decrease conflict, truancy and disciplinary incidents among crossover and at-risk youth. Through this program, 350 crossover and at-risk youth benefit from direct crossover services aimed at decreasing school absences, truancy and disciplinary referrals.|
|Minneapolis American Indian Center (Minneapolis)
||Impact statement: The Ginew/Golden Eagle Program works with 100 at-risk American Indian youth ages 5-18 to provide resilience-building comprehensive youth development programming with a cultural focus. Participants engage in cultural enrichment programming, therapy and learning that fosters development of protective factors, resiliency and academic performance.|
|Minnesota Corrections Association – Juvenile Justice 21 Project
||Impact statement: The Juvenile Justice 21 project seeks to 1) understand the nature of barriers to case-level information sharing by juvenile justice professionals in Minnesota, 2) create a resource to enhance the ability of juvenile justice professionals to share case information about juveniles being served across systems (i.e. health, schools, child welfare, etc.) at the local level; and 3) identify additional steps to enhance juvenile information sharing needs across systems in Minnesota|
|Restorative Justice Community Action – Listen, Learn, Lead Project
||Impact Statement: This project provides JJAC members and juvenile justice agencies the opportunity to hear directly from youth, ultimately contributing to a state profile of the juvenile justice system and recommendations for reform.|
|Urban Boat Builders (Saint Paul)
||Impact statement: Urban Boatbuilders' Apprenticeship Program provides paid employment training to underserved youth facing one or more barriers to employment. 50 dually-involved (or at risk for dual involvement) youth participate in this in-depth, paid apprenticeship program aimed at removing barriers to employment and reducing juvenile justice and child welfare system contact.|
> OJJDP Fact Sheet Overview of the Title II Formula Grants Program
Overview: Title II funds authorized under the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act are allocated to each state. They are to be awarded and monitored by a state advisory group, which in Minnesota is the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee (JJAC). The target population is youth under the age of 18 (and their families), who have had contact with the juvenile justice system or who are at risk of having contact with the juvenile justice system. The goal is to prevent or divert youth involvement in the juvenile justice system and to eliminate or minimize disproportionate minority contact.
Allowable activities include:
Strategies to reduce disproportionate minority contact.
Coordinated community services that support at risk youth and families.
Services specifically designed
for target populations such as youth of color, young women, homeless
youth and children who are at risk of offending.
Services that target youth whose present behavior places them at risk of future delinquent activity.
Native American Pass-Through Funds
Under the OJJDP formula, JJAC allocates the Native American Pass Through funding which is based on the population of Native Americans within the state. Tribes with a police department are eligible.
For questions on eligibility, please contact:
Callie Hargett, Juvenile Justice Specialist
Office of Justice Programs
445 Minnesota Street, Suite 2300
St. Paul, MN 55101