(a) Annually, the Division of Administration shall develop and implement a funding mechanism for programs that meet the standards developed under Subpart F of Part 3 of Article 13 of Chapter 143B of the General Statutes. The Division shall ensure that the guidelines for the State and local partnership's funding process include the following requirements:
(1) Fund effective programs. - The Division shall fund programs that it determines to be effective in preventing delinquency and recidivism. Programs that have proven to be ineffective shall not be funded.
(2) Use a formula for the distribution of funds. - A funding formula shall be developed that ensures that even the smallest counties will be able to provide the basic prevention and alternative services to juveniles in their communities.
(3) Allow and encourage local flexibility. - A vital component of the State and local partnership established by this section is local flexibility to determine how best to allocate prevention and alternative funds.
(4) Combine resources. - Counties shall be allowed and encouraged to combine resources and services.
(b) The Division shall adopt rules to implement this section. The Division shall provide technical assistance to County Councils and shall require them to evaluate all State-funded programs and services on an ongoing and regular basis.
(c) The Division of Juvenile Justice of the Department of Public Safety shall report to the Senate and House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittees on Justice and Public Safety no later than March 1, 2006, and annually thereafter, on the results of the alternatives to commitment demonstration programs funded by Section 16.7 of S.L. 2004-124. The 2007 report and all annual reports thereafter shall also include projects funded by Section 16.11 of S.L. 2005-276 for the 2005-2006 fiscal year. Specifically, the report shall provide a detailed description of each of the demonstration programs, including the numbers of juveniles served, their adjudication status at the time of service, the services/treatments provided, the length of service, the total cost per juvenile, and the six- and 12-month recidivism rates for the juveniles after the termination of program services. (1998-202, s. 1(b); 2000-137, s. 1(b); 2005-276, s. 16.11(c); 2011-145, s. 19.1(l), (x), (ggg).)
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