Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $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.
The American Samoa Criminal Justice Planning Agency (CJPA) is the Designated State Agency that administers Title II, Title V, and JABG funding for the territory. The Office of Justice Programs has determined that CJPA is a high risk grantee, thus certain additional special conditions have been added to this award. CJPA plans on spending its FY 2001 Title II award on the following program areas, other than its Planning and Administration and State Advisory Group allocations: Program Areas 03 - Child Abuse and Neglect - CJPA will continue to fund personnel support to operate the Manaia Shelter Care program; Program Area 05 - Community Assessment Center - CJPA plans to provide operational support for a newly established after-school safe haven program, through an interagency partnership; Program Area 06 - Compliance Monitoring; and Program Area 09 -Delinquency Prevention - 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. The summer program will also provide educational sessions that will focus on healthy diets and exercise.