Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $100,000)
The Formula Grants Program is authorized under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act of 1974, as amended. 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 plans to provide an active summer youth program for at least 300 adolescents over the next three years. American Samoa will partner with the Department of Parks and Recreation to implement this program. American Samoa will also provide support to the Manaia Shelter Care program in the form of training in order to improve staff performance. American Samoa also provides funding to improve functioning of compliance monitoring.