Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $97,000)
The Insular Award is authorized under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act of 1974, as amended in 1992 (42 U.S.C. 5601 et seq.). The purpose of this program is to support State and local delinquency prevention and intervention efforts and juvenile justice system improvements. Program areas include: Planning and administration; compliance monitoring; juvenile justice issues for American Indian tribes; prevention of substance abuse by juveniles; prevention of serious and violent crimes by juveniles; prevention of juvenile gang involvement and illegal youth gang activities; prevention of delinquent acts and identification of youth at risk of delinquency; and improvement of juvenile justice system operations, policies, and procedures including establishing a system of graduated sanctions, treatment programs, and aftercare.