The Title II Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Formula Grant, authorized by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), provides funding for the implementation of programs that support the core requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act. GOYFF, the state agency designated to monitor compliance with the JJDP Act core requirements, collaborates with the Arizona Juvenile Justice Commission (AJJC) to fund programs that address significant challenges that youth, families, and professionals face within the juvenile justice system.
The Juvenile Justice Specialist serves as the single point of contact for the U.S- DOJ’s Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention (OJJDP), is responsible for providing oversight of the Arizona Juvenile Justice Commission (AJJC), and supports ongoing compliance monitoring and racial and ethnic disparities activities. The Juvenile Justice Specialist serves as the program administrator for Title II formula grant and is responsible for creating a competitive solicitation that highlights the priority purpose areas chosen by AJJC, and state planning agency for local units of government, non-profit agencies, and Native American communities. Also responsible for monitoring funded programs and providing updates on program implementation and progress.
The Compliance Monitor coordinates compliance with all facilities that may detain juveniles pursuant to a public authority (typically police departments and juvenile detention centers). The Compliance Monitor ensures each law enforcement agency is complying with the core requirements for detaining juveniles based on Arizona’s Compliance Monitoring Policy and Procedures Manual. This includes sight or sound separation of juveniles from adult inmates, not detaining status offenders in secure custody, and processing delinquent offenders within 6 hours in adult facilities (jails and lockups for adults). The state's compliance with the core requirements determines eligibility for the Title II Formula Grant award.
If you have questions about this program or would like to be connected to grantees who are currently providing prevention and educational programming in your community, please email your name, contact information, location, and requested programming/training to Shayne Johnson, Juvenile Justice Specialist.
Click here to view Title II Formula Grant Frequently Asked Questions.
- Arizona Youth Partnership
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona
- Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.
- Friends of Navajo County Anti-Drug Coalition
- Improving Chandler Area Neighborhoods (ICAN)
- New Pathways for Youth, Inc.
- notMYkid, Inc.
- Pima County Juvenile Court Center
- Portable Practical Educational Preparation, Inc.
- Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc.