Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $500,000)
The Juvenile Justice System Enhancements program will support efforts to enhance systems that address public safety by holding offenders accountable and supporting child victims. This includes the juvenile justice system as well as those agencies responsible for investigating and prosecuting online child exploitation.
The District of Columbia Office of the Attorney General (DC OAG) seeks to reduce juvenile violent crime and recidivism by holding juveniles charged with violent crime accountable for their actions and providing them with the tools to change their behavior. The project is designed to enhance the juvenile justice systems ability to reduce recidivism of violent crime by using restorative justice and cognitive behavioral therapy, both proven to reduce the likelihood of future criminality. This project will expand upon the DC OAGs existing Restorative Justice Program and will offer restorative justice to victims of violent crime and the offenders. CA/NCF