Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $746,600)
The Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Program (JABG) Program is authorized under the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 2002 (42 U.S.C. 376ee). The goal of the JABG program is to reduce juvenile offending through accountability-based programs focused on both the juvenile offender and the juvenile justice system. The objective is to ensure that States and Territories are addressing the specified program purpose areas and receiving information on best practices from OJJDP. JABG funds are allocated to States and Territories based on each State's relative population of youth under the age of 18. The underlying premise of juvenile accountability programming is that young people who violate the law should be held accountable for their actions through the swift, consistent application of graduated sanctions that are proportionate to the offense, both as a matter of basic justice and as a way to combat juvenile delinquency, and improve the quality of life in the nation's communities.
The State of Louisiana plans to utilize JABG funding to support activities in the following approved purpose areas: Accountability-based programs for school safety and Re-entry programs.
- Pathways to Success: Support, safe haven, treatment, education opportunities, life skills and job training for At-Risk Youth transitioning from foster care to independent living in their communities
- District of Columbia FY2022 Title II Formula Grant Year 2 of 3 will support DC's JJsystem and partners in providing programs, improving policies, and facilitating multi-system coordinationefforts.
- JJDPA TITLE II Formula Grant