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FY 12 WV Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $191,109)

West Virginia's Division of Justice and Community Services (DJCS) continues to assume responsibility for the administration of the majority of the juvenile justice functions in the State. Therefore, the State requested a continuation of the waiver of the 75 percent of the JABG grant funds to local units of government. DJCS has requested to retain 85% of their JABG funds at the State level. The State Advisory Group approved five purpose areas for funding: (5) providing funds to enable prosecutors to address drug, gangs 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; (10) establishing and maintaining interagency information-sharing programs; (11) establishing and maintaining accountability-based programs designed to reduce recidivism; (13) establishing and maintaining accountability-based program that are designed to enhance school safety; and (14) establishing and maintaining restorative justice programs. The effectiveness of the programs will be measured by the collection of identified OJJDP annual performance measurement data and onsite visits. NCA/NCF

Date Created: May 24, 2012