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Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP)
Juvenile Accountability Block Grants (JABG) Program
The Juvenile Accountability Block Grants (JABG) program is administered by the Division of Youth Services, Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention Unit. Through the JABG program, funds are provided as block grants to local units of government for programs promoting greater accountability in the juvenile justice system. Local and tribal governments can then apply to the Division of Youth Services for funds to support local accountability programs.
Formula Grants Program
The Formula Grants Program supports local delinquency prevention and intervention efforts and juvenile justice system improvements. Through this program Division of Youth Services and the Arkansas Coalition for Juvenile Justice provides funds directly to local agencies/ organizations to help them implement comprehensive prevention and intervention programs. The Formula Grants Program is authorized under the JJDP Act of 2002 (42 U.S.C. 5601 et seq.).
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 decision- making, 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. The program provides communities with funding and a guiding framework for developing and implementing comprehensive juvenile delinquency prevention plans. The 3-year prevention plans are designed to reduce risk factors associated with juvenile delinquency and decrease the incidence of juvenile problem behavior.
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