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2012 Juvenile Accountability Block Grant

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $337,809)

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety (DPS) is the Designated State Agency that administers OJJDP's JABG funds. The State of South Carolina is responsible for over 91% of juvenile services and has been approved by OJJDP for a waiver of the pass-through requirement to units of local government. The primary focus of the State's JABG program is to reduce secure detention through increased alternatives. Activities will fall within the following JABG purpose areas: #1 Graduated Sanctions, #3 Court staffing and Pre-Trial Services, #12 Risk and Needs Assessment, #16 Detention/Corrections Personnel, and #17 Re-entry. The overall goal of the program is to reduce the secure detention of juveniles and improve disposition alternatives available to law enforcement and prosecutors' offices. Activities will include alternatives to secure detention, including increasing the effectiveness of services to youth involved in the juvenile justice system. They will also include programs at the local level that will work for or with law enforcement to find alternative placements or arrangements for youth who are or would otherwise be placed in secure detention. Progress toward these objectives will be measured using OJJDP's performance measures, which include the number and type of graduated sanctions, recidivism rates, and numerical reductions in the use of secure detention for nonviolent youth, and the number of youth completing the graduated sanctions programs. NCA/NCF

Date Created: May 24, 2012