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Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee

Setting a vision for juvenile justice in Minnesota


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. 

Title II Grants

> OJJDP Fact Sheet Overview of the Title II Formula Grants Program


Project Description

Area(s) to be Served



Beltrami Area Service Collaborative

Reduces minority contact with judicial and school disciplinary systems with early intervention.

Beltrami County


3/1/2020 -  2/29/2021

Center for Multicultural Mediation

CMM program prevents and reduces Somali youth from the criminal justice system in Hennepin County.

Hennepin County


3/1/2020 -  2/29/2021

EMERGE Community Development

A youth-led leadership program centered on older youth delivering prevention services to younger youth.

Hennepin County


3/1/2020 -  2/29/2021


Hired serves girls on probation in Ramsey County.

Ramsey County


3/1/2020 -  2/29/2021

Legal Rights Center

Advocacy and pilots for establishing restorative justice programming options at all juvenile justice system decision points.

Hennepin County (as a model for all counties)


3/1/2020 -  2/29/2021

Minnesota Association of County Probation Officers

Decision Points Facilitator Training for juvenile probation agents.



03/01/2020 -  02/29/2021

Restorative Justice Community Action

Listen, Learn, Lead program features roundtable discussions with youth of color in all ten Minnesota judicial districts focused on learning how to improve the juvenile justice system and reduce ethnic and racial disparities.



07/01/2018 - 06/30/2020


Tubman’s Youth Community Advocacy Program serves at-risk or justice-involved youth ages 10-17.

Ramsey County


3/1/2020 -  2/29/2021

White Earth Reservation Tribal Council

This program supports a Trauma Court Case Manager and youth activities aimed at reducing racial disparities in area justice systems.

Mahnomen, Clearwater and Becker Counties


3/1/2020 -  2/29/2021


This project supports a Racial Equity Specialist who is tasked with: (1) collecting and analyzing data on ethnic and racial disparities, (2) taking inventory of interventions and developing plans for new interventions, (3) measuring outcomes.



01/01/2019 - 04/30/2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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 ethnic and racial disparities.

Allowable activities include:

  • Strategies to reduce ethnic and racial disparities.
  • 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
Office: 651-201-7348