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JABG 2012

Award Information

Award #
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $309,106)

Puerto Rico operates a unified juvenile justice system that is financed and managed exclusively by the Territory. Community-based juvenile programs are funded by both federal and territorial funds. The Office of the Commissioner for Municipal Affairs (OCAM) has, therefore, requested a 100% waiver from the pass-through requirement to units of local government. The goal of Puerto Rico's JABG program is to reduce juvenile offending through accountability-based programs focused on juvenile offenders and the juvenile justice system. Substance abuse has been documented as one of the major contributing factors to juvenile delinquency in Puerto Rico. To address this problem and to strengthen the juvenile justice system, Puerto Rico will use 2012 JABG funds to continue implementing an expansion of its Juvenile Drug Court program in Bayamon. The relevant JABG purpose area is #8, "establishing drug court programs for juvenile offenders that provide continuing judicial supervision over juvenile offenders with substance abuse problems and integrate administration of other sanctions and services for such offenders." NCA/NCF

Date Created: June 18, 2012