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Formula Grants Program

The Formula Grants Program supports state and local delinquency prevention and intervention efforts and juvenile justice system improvements. Through this program, OJJDP provides funds directly to states, territories, and the District of Columbia to help them implement comprehensive state juvenile justice plans based on detailed studies of needs in their jurisdictions. The Formula Grants Program is authorized under the JJDP Act of 2002 (42 U.S.C. 5601 et seq.).

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Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grant Program

The Juvenile Accountability Block Grant (JAIBG) Program is authorized under the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 2002 (42 U.S.C. 3796ee et esq). The purpose of this program is to support state and units of local government in their efforts to strengthen their juvenile justice system. The long term goals of the JABG program are the following:

By 2011, 76 percent of youth that sub-grantees serve will be processed using graduated sanctions approaches.

By 2011, no more than 30 percent of program youth will re-offend.


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