Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $80,000)
The Formula Grants Program is authorized under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act of 2002. The purpose of this program is to support State and local delinquency prevention and intervention efforts and juvenile justice system improvements. Program areas may include: Planning and administration; State Advisory Group allocation; 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.
American Samoa will expend its FY 2009 Title II funding, other than planning and administration and State Advisory Group allocation, on the following program areas: Delinquency Prevention ' Department of Public Safety, Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Bureau; Child Abuse and Neglect ' staffing for the Manaia Shelter Care Facility; Systems Improvement, and the LBJ Teenage Pregnancy Program and a Teen Challenge Program.