Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2002, $490,000)
The 1992 reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5601 et seq.) added to Title II a new Part E, State Challenge Activities. The purpose of State Challenge Activities is to provide incentives for States participating in the Formula Grants Program to develop, adopt, and improve programs in 1 or more of the 10 specified Challenge areas to improve their juvenile justice systems. The 10 Challenge Activities are: A: Basic System Services; B: Access to Counsel; C: Community-Based Alternatives; D: Violent Juvenile Offender Facilities; E: Gender Specific Policies and Programs; F: State Ombudsman; G: Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders; H: Alternatives to School Suspension and Expulsion; I: Aftercare Services; and J: State Agency Coordination/Case Review System.