The Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF) works to address the needs of at-risk youth and delinquent youth to improve positive outcomes for them and for their families; and, to increase public safety in communities across Arizona. GOYFF is the state agency designated to implement the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act in Arizona by administering the Title II Formula Grant and overseeing the state’s advisory group, the Arizona Juvenile Justice Commission.
Title II Formula Grant
GOYFF distributes funding to organizations for the implementation of programs that support the core requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act. The Arizona Juvenile Justice Commission has developed top priority issues that are identified as significant challenges that youth, families and professionals face within the juvenile justice system.
Arizona Juvenile Justice Commission
The Arizona Juvenile Justice Commission is the supervisory entity responsible for the state’s compliance with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. Previously, the Commission also served as the State Advisory Board to the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant program, and the State Multidisciplinary Task Force on Children’s Justice.