Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $419,746)
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. 3796ee). 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 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 offenses, 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 Nevada will use $95,080 for Program Area 2-Building/Operating Permanent Juvenile Correction Facilities to provide mental health and substance abuse assessments, psychiatric consultations, treatment services, juvenile sex offender specific case management programming and skill training for youth in the Caliente Youth Center and the Nevada Youth Training Center. The pass through funds in the amount of $409,800 will be distributed to local units of government throughout the state to fund programs in the 17 JABG purpose areas.