OJJDP Initiatives and Tools
Through NTTAC, OJJDP provides, promotes, and brokers training and technical assistance to the field of juvenile justice and related criminal justice initiatives. The five primary OJJDP initiatives are: Accessing Resources for Community and Faith-based Organizations (ARC) Training and Technical Assistance Program; the Juvenile Accountability Block Grants (JABG) Program that addresses the 17 JABG purpose areas; the Title II Formula Grants Program which focuses on 34 program areas; the Title V Community Prevention Grants Program offers five types of training aimed at assisting communities with developing delinquency prevention strategies; and the Disproportionate Minority Contact Initiative is designed to address and reduce the disproportionate representation of any given group of minority youth that is detained or confined in a State's secure detention facilities, secure correctional facilities, jails, and lockups that exceeds the proportion that group represents in the general population.
Juvenile Accountability Block Grants (JABG) Program:
This federal funding program is authorized under the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 2002. The purpose
of the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant (JABG) Program is to support state and units of local government in
strengthening their juvenile justice systems. more...
Title II Formula Grants Program:
This initiative 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.
Title V Community Prevention Grants Program:
The Title V Community Prevention Grants Program—established in the 1992 reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and
Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act of 1974—is a Federal grants program to fund collaborative, community-based delinquency
prevention efforts. The Community Prevention Grants Program integrates six fundamental principles—comprehensive and
multidisciplinary approaches, research foundation for planning, community control and decisionmaking, leveraging of
resources and systems, evaluation to monitor program progress and effectiveness, and a long-term perspective—that
combine to form a strategic approach to reducing juvenile delinquency.
Accessing Resources for Community & Faith-based Organizations (ARC) TTA Program:
This Initiative is focused on delivering training and technical assistance on the Federal grants process to
community-based, faith-based, and nonprofit organizations to enhance their capacity to compete for Federal funding,
form partnerships, and ultimately more...
Girls' Delinquency and Crime Initiative:
This initiative provides training and technical assistance on addressing the correlates of female juvenile delinquency and crime.
Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Initiative:
This initiative provides information on addressing the disproportionate number of juveniles who are members of minority groups and who come into contact with the juvenile justice system. States can address DMC on an ongoing basis by identifying the extent to which DMC exists, assessing the reasons for its existence, developing and implementing intervention strategies, evaluating the efficacy of their intervention strategies, monitoring trends in DMC and adjusting their intervention strategies as needed. more...
SMART GIS Mapping System:
The SMART System is a Geographic Information System (GIS)-based issues
management system, developed to support the early identification of emerging
local issues and provide resources to assist decision makers with implementing
both rapid response and long-term plans. more...
Data Collection and Technical Assistance Tool:
To assist with the collection and submission of performance data, OJJDP has developed an online Data Collection and Technical Assistance Tool. This tool provides a central location for selecting performance indicators and entering performance data. The system also contains a number of technical assistance and training documents and contact information for individualized systems support. more...