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State of Colorado 2012 JABG Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $368,530)

The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice shifts its focus for its FY 2012 JABG allocation from direct service programming to supporting systems improvement efforts, with an emphasis on addressing juveniles involved in the juvenile justice system who may be dually involved in other systems. This plan fits in Colorado's graduated sanction approach to serving juvenile offenders in accordance with their offenses and history and also compliments the Colorado JJDP Council Three Year Juvenile Justice Plan which also focuses on system improvement. The purpose areas 11, 6, and 12 have been identified. Purpose area 11 will establish and maintain accountability-based programs to reduce recidivism among juveniles who are referred by the law enforcement personnel or agencies. Purpose area 6 will establish and maintain training programs for law enforcement and other court personnel with respect to preventing and controlling crime. Purpose area 12 will establish and maintain programs to conduct risk and needs assessments that facilitate effective early intervention and the provision of comprehensive services, including mental health screening and treatment and substance abuse testing and treatment, to juvenile offenders. The appropriate data will be collected and reported by subgrantees quarterly. Colorado passes through the required 75% of JABG funds to units of local government. NCA/NCF

Date Created: June 4, 2012