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Improving Juvenile Justice Through Local Interventions

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $789,782)

Funding made available through the 'Community Based Intervention Project' will assist Iowa's eight juvenile court jurisdictions address the importance of graduated sanctions, the existence of evidence-based interventions, and the connections between juvenile crime, child abuse, mental health, school success and workforce readiness. Each juvenile court district will receive an allocation based upon the child population of the district. This allocation will enable each of the eight Chief Juvenile Court Officers and their staff to implement programs of innovative or evidence based services and sanctions. These new services will expand the scope of currently available options for the courts in working with referred juveniles and their families. The Iowa Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning (CJJP) will assist the juvenile courts select appropriate programs to implement and assist in the collection of outcome data and the evaluation of these results. The grantee will track progress by reporting performance measures to OJJDP in their Categorical Assistance Progress Reports. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 7, 2006