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Title II

Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (Title II) Formula Grant

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Under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act, the State of Indiana is awarded Title II Formula Grant funds, which are administered by ICJI. The program works to fund improvements to the juvenile justice system, as well as help organizations develop delinquency prevention and intervention programs for Indiana’s youth. Title II is a competitive grant.

Priority Areas

Guided by the Juvenile Justice State Advisory Group, the 2018-2020 strategic plan for Indiana outlines several priorities for Title II funding. Therefore, ICJI will only consider applications that fall under one of the following purpose areas AND have the greatest impact on Hoosier youth:

  1. Compliance Monitoring
  2. Delinquency Prevention
  3. Indigent Defense
  4. Juvenile Justice System Improvement
  5. Mental Health Services for Youth in Custody
  6. Mentoring, Counseling, and Training Programs
  7. Racial and Ethnic Disparities
  8. Substance and Alcohol Abuse

Applicants must select only one purpose area per application; however, they may submit multiple applications if they wish to operate more than one program and/or address more than one purpose area.

Eligible Entities

The following entities in Indiana are eligible to apply for Title II funding:

  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Educational institutions
  • State agencies
  • Units of local government

Neither the invitation to submit an application nor the use of ICJI staff for technical assistance implies that an applicant will receive a grant award. Continuation funding is not guaranteed from year to year. All awards are contingent upon the availability of funds. Title II is a competitive grant, and there is a 10% match required to participate. If selected, Title II grantees must adhere to all of the requirements outlined in the request for proposal.

Historically, ICJI awards Title II funding to the subrecipients in December of each year. Unfortunately, due to delays from OJJDP, ICJI has yet to receive our annual allocation or notice of award. Until we receive federal authorization, we cannot award funding under the current solicitation.

At this time, we do not have any information on when the awards will be announced, but are working closely with OJJDP and will pass along additional information once we have it. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this disruption in funding will cause and will work hard to expedite the subawards once they are made available.

Applicants must select only one of the priority areas per grant application. However, entities are eligible to submit multiple grant applications if they wish to address more than one priority area in separate grant programs.

  1. Compliance Monitoring: Programs, research, staff support, or other activities primarily to enhance or maintain a state's ability to adequately monitor jails, detention facilities, and other facilities to assure compliance with the DSO, separation, and jail removal requirements at 42 U.S.C. § 5633(a)(11), (12), (13), and (22) of the JJDP Act.

  2. Delinquency Prevention: Comprehensive juvenile justice and delinquency prevention programs that meet needs of youth through collaboration of the many local systems before which a youth may appear, including schools, courts, law enforcement agencies, child protection agencies, mental health agencies, welfare services, health care agencies and private nonprofit agencies offering youth services.

  3. Indigent Defense: Projects designed to develop and implement programs to protect the rights of youth affected by the juvenile justice system.

  4. Juvenile Justice System Improvement: Programs, research, and other initiatives to examine issues or improve practices, policies, or procedures on a system-wide basis (e.g., examining problems affecting decisions from arrest to disposition and detention to corrections).

  5. Mental Health Services for Youth in Custody: Programs providing mental health services for youth in custody in need of services, including, but not limited to, assessment, development of individualized treatment plans, and discharge plans. These programs must have the goal of identifying and intervening for the benefit of youth who are at risk of developing emotional/behavioral problems because of mental stress.

  6. Mentoring, Counseling, and Training Programs: Programs to develop and sustain a consistent, prosocial relationship between a responsible adult (a mentor) and an at-risk youth, a youth who has offended, or a youth who has contact with a parent or legal guardian who is/was incarcerated (a mentee). These programs may support academic tutoring, vocational and technical training, and drug and violence prevention counseling.

  7. Racial and Ethnic Disparities: Programs, research, or other initiatives primarily aimed at addressing the disproportionate number of youth members of minority groups who come into contact with the juvenile justice system, pursuant to 34 U.S.C. § 11133(a)(15) .

  8. Substance and Alcohol Abuse: Programs, research, or other initiatives to address the use and abuse of illegal and other prescription and nonprescription drugs and the use and abuse of alcohol. Programs include control, prevention, and treatment.

There is a 10% match (cost sharing) requirement for this Title II grant opportunity.

Federal law prohibits the use of federal funds from certain activities irrespective of the federal funding source or the specifics of the grant program. These prohibitions include but may not be limited to:

  1. Lobbying, including attempts to influence legislation or the outcome of any federal, state, or local elections. Recent changes to the law have expanded the prohibition to any federally appropriated funding used, either directly or indirectly, to support the enactment, repeal, modification, or adoption of any law, regulation, or policy, at any level of government, without the express written approval of OJP. Violations of this prohibition are now subject to civil fines of up to $100,000 per violation.

  2. Fundraising (including financial campaigns, endowment drives, solicitation of gifts and bequests, and similar expenses incurred solely to raise capital or obtain contributions).

  3. The direct or indirect support of any contract or subaward to either the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) or its subsidiaries, without the express prior written approval of OJP.

  4. Funds may not be used to discriminate against or denigrate the religious or moral beliefs of victims who participate in programs for which financial assistance is provided from those funds, or of the parents or legal guardians of such victims.

Supplanting Prohibited: Federal funds must be used to supplement existing state or local funds for program activities and may not replace state or local funds that have been appropriated or allocated for the same purpose. Additionally, federal funding may not replace state or local funding that is required by law. If a question of supplanting arises, the applicant or subgrantee will be required to substantiate that the reduction in non-federal resources occurred for reasons other than the receipt or expected receipt of federal funds.

Title II RFP

To assist subgrantees, ICJI's Behavioral Health/Youth Division conducted a 2022 Title II RFP webinar, which included a basic overview of the program, important highlights and what to know before applying.

PowerPoint Presentation

Technical Assistance

For technical assistance with submitting an application, contact the ICJI Helpdesk, which is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET, except on state holidays. ICJI is not responsible for technical issues with grant submission within 48 hours of grant deadline. For assistance with this solicitation, please contact the Behavioral Health Division Director Michael Ross at MiRoss@cjin.in.gov or 317-232-1233.

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Juvenile Justice State Advisory Group

The Indiana Juvenile Justice State Advisory Group is the advisory body that establishes priorities for OJJDP funding. Each state is required under the JJDP Act to prepare a three-year comprehensive plan to set funding priorities and levels. Click the link to view the 2021-2024 Indiana Juvenile Justice Plan.

Indiana JJSAG Annual Report 2021

TRAINING: SAG 101 training is available by clicking here.