Formula Grant Funds
The Formula Grant program supports prevention and intervention efforts and juvenile justice system improvements by providing funds to help implement a continuum of care based on detailed studies and needs in local jurisdictions. In order to receive these funds, Idaho must comply with the core requirements of the JJDP Act.
In Idaho, the Juvenile Corrections Act is based on the Balanced Approach philosophy of Community Safety, Offender Accountability, and Competency Development. Formula funds are intended as seed money for new community-based programs to strengthen and improve the implementation of the BARJ Model.
Juvenile Accountability Block Grant (JABG)
The Juvenile Accountability Block Grant program was created to promote greater accountability in the juvenile justice system through grants to strengthen programs and systems that foster the creation of safe communities. The underlying supposition is that young people, their families and the juvenile justice system must be accountable for improving the quality of life in every community.
JABG funds are allocated to counties and eligible Tribes in Idaho. In the event a county does not want to participate in the program, they have the option to waive their funds to an adjoining county, or to the POST Academy to support training juvenile probation and detention officers. As well as the county-waived monies, the Commission also supports the academies through interest funds earned on the JABG grant.