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OJJDP FY 2021Title II Formula Grants Program

Award Information

Award #
Funding Category
Awardee County
American Samoa
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $98,417)

I. Applicant Name:        


                                                Criminal Justice Planning Agency

                                                A.P. Lutali Executive Office Building, 3rd Floor

                                                American Samoa Government

                                                Pago Pago, American Samoa  96799



                                                Mrs. Mariana Faiai,                        Executive Director

                                                Mr. Leonard Seumanutafa,                 Deputy Director



II. Project Title:   


                        OJJDP FY 2021 Title II Formula Grants Program    



Project Goal:  


To Ensure juveniles held in the American Samoa Juvenile Center receive justified due process in the Justice system.


To Continue and Establish innovative rehabilitation programs for juveniles in the Juvenile Center


To Evaluate policies, procedures and projects implemented in the Juvenile center ensuring the youth are receiving the appropriate services.

To legally collect necessary information compling data for reporting, research and future reference. 




The Juvenile Justice System in American Samoa operates under the Department of Public Safety with support from the Criminal Justice Planning Agency. The Department of Public Safety provides guards on duty ensuring the safety of the juveniles held at the detention center. The Department of Education provide teachers so students are receiving mandated instructional time while they are in the center. Rehabilitation counseling are provided by the Department of Human Social Services. Certain approved community services are welcomed on a certain schedule and upon counsel or judge discretion. The goal is to steer juveniles into a law-abiding citizen path so they may NOT enter the system later on as adults.

Date Created: September 29, 2022