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As the State Administering Agency for federal justice grant funds, the Wisconsin Department of Justice develops statewide strategies, determines funding priorities, and advises the Governor and legislature on justice policy issues.
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Through this grant announcement, DOJ is seeking applications for projects geared toward reducing the rates of Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) present in the Wisconsin juvenile justice system. Based on the OJJDP DMC-reduction model that calls for projects that identify, assess/diagnose, intervene, evaluate, and monitor efforts to reduce DMC, the DOJ seeks applications that will implement strategies to ensure that the points of contact in the juvenile justice continuum do not involve minority youth due to systemic causes, while being mindful of public safety.
The Governor’s Juvenile Justice Commission (GJJC) has indicated that it will give priority to proposals that involve systems improvement. Since 2009, the GJJC has also indicated a significant focus of its efforts will be geared towards the point of arrest and the introduction of juveniles into the juvenile justice continuum.
DOJ has prepared this guide in an attempt to provide recipients with basic information which will facilitate the efficient administration of a grant program. Circulars published by the Office of Management & Budget, the OJP Financial Guide, DOJ policy memoranda, and other Federal and state regulations were used in preparing this guide.