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Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Program (JABG) 17 Purpose Areas and Performance Measures

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) awards JABG grants to the states, territories, and District of Columbia. These grants may pass through to eligible units of local government. JABG funds may be used in the following 17 JABG Purpose Areas:

Purpose Areas Performance Measures
1. Graduated Sanctions: developing, implementing, and administering graduated sanctions for juvenile offenders Graduated Sanctions (PDF 118 KB)

2. Corrections/Detention Facilities: building, expanding, renovating, or operating temporary or permanent juvenile corrections or detention facilities, including training of personnel Corrections/Detention Facilities (PDF 108 KB)

3. Court Staffing and Pretrial Services: hiring juvenile court judges, probation officers, and court-appointed defenders and special advocates, and funding pretrial services (including mental health screening and assessment) for juvenile offenders, to promote the effective and expeditious administration of the juvenile justice system Court Staffing and Pretrial Services (PDF 122 KB)

4. Prosecutors (staffing): hiring additional prosecutors so that more cases involving violent juvenile offenders can be prosecuted and backlogs reduced Prosecutors (staffing) (PDF 70 KB)

5. Prosecutors (funding): providing funding to enable prosecutors to address drug, gang, and youth violence problems more effectively and for technology, equipment, and training to assist prosecutors in identifying and expediting the prosecution of violent juvenile offenders Prosecutors (funding) (PDF 77 KB)

6. Training for law Enforcement and Court Personnel: Establishing and maintaining training programs for law enforcement and other court personnel with respect to preventing and controlling juvenile crime Training for Law Enforcement and Court Personnel (PDF 79 KB)

7. Juvenile Gun Courts: establishing juvenile gun courts for the prosecution and adjudication of juvenile firearms offenders Juvenile Gun Courts (PDF 132 KB)

8. Juvenile Drug Courts: establishing drug court programs to provide continuing judicial supervision over juvenile offenders with substance abuse problems and to integrate administration of other sanctions and services for such offenders Juvenile Drug Courts (PDF 137 KB)

9. Juvenile Records System: establishing and maintaining a system of juvenile records designed to promote public safety Juvenile Records System (PDF 98 KB)

10. Information Sharing: establishing and maintaining interagency information-sharing programs that enable the juvenile and criminal justice systems, schools, and social services agencies to make more informed decisions regarding the early identification, control, supervision, and treatment of juveniles who repeatedly commit serious delinquent or criminal acts Information Sharing (PDF 84 KB)

11. Accountability: establishing and maintaining accountability-based programs designed to reduce recidivism among juveniles who are referred by law enforcement personnel or agencies Accountability (PDF 88 KB)

12. Risk and Needs Assessment: establishing and maintaining programs to conduct risk and needs assessments of juvenile offenders that facilitate effective early intervention and the provision of comprehensive services, including mental health screening and treatment and substance abuse testing and treatment, to such offenders Risk and Needs Assessment (PDF 97 KB)

13. School Safety: establishing and maintaining accountability-based programs that are designed to enhance school safety School Safety (PDF 88 KB)

14. Restorative Justice: establishing and maintaining restorative justice programs Restorative Justice (PDF 108 KB)

15. Juvenile Courts and Probation: establishing and maintaining programs to enable juvenile courts and juvenile probation officers to be more effective and efficient in holding juvenile offenders accountable and reducing recidivism Juvenile Courts and Probation (PDF 97 KB)

16. Retention/Corrections Personnel: hiring detention and corrections personnel and establishing and maintaining training programs for such personnel, to improve facility practices and programming Detention/Corrections Personnel (PDF 84 KB)

17. Reentry: establishing and maintaining reentry programs Reentry (PDF 41 KB)