N.J. Admin. Code § 13:90-3.11 - Comprehensive triennial plans, annual updates, and annual funding applications

(a) In a format and in accordance with a three-year cycle to be determined by the Commission pursuant to the authority at N.J.S.A. 52:17B-180.a(2), a county participating in the Partnership/Family Court Program shall submit a triennial comprehensive plan that identifies all services and programs under the county's juvenile justice service system and all sanctions and services for juveniles adjudicated or charged as delinquent and delinquency prevention programs. Each submission shall include, at a minimum, the following items and information:
1. A report, with supporting documentation, that describes the continuum of care provided by all programs and services that comprise the county's juvenile justice service system, together with demographic data with respect to juveniles served or affected by those services and programs, and divided into the following categories:
i. Delinquency prevention;
ii. Diversion;
iii. Detention;
iv. Disposition; and
v. Reentry;
2. A detailed description of the nature and extent of needs and recommendations for services and programs to meet those needs, with respect to each of the categories listed at (a)1i through v above;
3. A description of Federal, State, and other funding sources pursued by the county to provide supplemental funding for services and programs for juveniles involved or at risk of involvement with the juvenile justice system, including community-based sanctions and services for juveniles charged or adjudicated as delinquent and delinquency prevention programs, together with a detailed itemization of all such funds received; and
4. A description of how the county has incorporated input from youth, families, and the community in the development of the plan (for example, holding youth services commission meetings at a location and time that allow for youth, family, and community participation, conducting outreach to promote participation, developing youth, family, and community advisory councils, and/or hosting community forums).
(b) Prior to the commencement of each of the second and third calendar years in the triennial cycle established at (a) above, on or before a date to be determined annually by the Juvenile Justice Commission, each county shall submit to the Commission an update to the triennial comprehensive plan. At a minimum, each update shall:
1. Include a narrative description of program activity since filing of the triennial comprehensive plan;
2. Explain the extent to which the needs identified in the triennial comprehensive plan, under the provisions of (a)2 above are being addressed, and the extent to which they remain to be addressed;
3. Demonstrate specifically how activities funded by the Partnership/Family Court Program are addressing such needs;
4. A certification that funds provided under the Partnership/Family Court Program have not been used directly or indirectly, to replace, supplant, reduce, eliminate, or otherwise substitute funding, including funding for capital construction and reconstruction, from any other sources used for services and programs for juveniles involved or at risk of involvement with the juvenile justice system, including community-based sanctions and services for juveniles charged or adjudicated as delinquent and delinquency prevention programs; and
5. A certification that the county programs funded pursuant to the Partnership/Family Court Program conform to the requirements at N.J.S.A. 52:17B-180.a(2).
(c) A county participating in the Partnership/Family Court Program shall also submit an annual funding application. At a minimum, each annual funding application shall include the following information:
1. The identity of the administrator of the youth services commission;
2. A list of all personnel whose duties fall under the Partnership/Family Court Program;
3. Identification of all funding sources and amounts for all programs and services that are part of the county's juvenile justice service system;
4. The names and affiliations of all members of the county youth services commission and the identity of the chair and any co-chairs;
5. Efforts employed to ensure that sanctions and services are culturally appropriate; and
6. The youth services commission must submit a detailed explanation and justification for any proposal to use program services funds pursuant to the Partnership Grant Program to implement or expand county-operated sanctions and services.
i. Any such proposal shall have been approved by a 2/3 vote of the county youth services commission;
ii. The explanation and justification must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Commission that county-operated sanctions and services provide the most efficient and expedient method to address a high priority of the Partnership/Family Court Program; and
iii. Unless pursuant to a competitive RFP process pursuant to the provisions at N.J.A.C. 13:90-3.12, a county youth services commission may not allocate to county-provided sanctions and services more than 1/3 of the program component of a Partnership Grant Program allocation that has been awarded to program services by the Commission.
(d) The Executive Director or designee shall approve a county application for funding, provided that:
1. The application is timely submitted in proper form and is complete;
2. Both the application and the accompanying triennial comprehensive plan or update, as applicable, are in compliance with all applicable requirements of this chapter; and
3. The county youth services commission is otherwise in compliance with all applicable requirements of this chapter.

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N.J. Admin. Code § 13:90-3.11
Adopted by 47 N.J.R. 3048(b), effective 12/7/2015 Amended by 55 N.J.R. 1187(b), effective 6/5/2023

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