Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $169,902)
Juvenile Accountability Block Grant funds awarded to New Hampshire will be used for programming in the following purpose areas: #9-establishing and maintaining a system of juvenile records designed to promote public safety; #12-establishing and maintaining programs to conduct risk and needs assessments; #14-establishing and maintaining restorative justice programs; and #16-maintaining training programs to improve practices and programming. The State of New Hampshire will fund several positions including a data clerk, a restorative justice specialist, and a trainer of trainers with these funds. These positions will enable the Division for Juvenile Justice Services to reduce the number of youth entering secure detention, enhance aftercare and transitional services to better prepare them as they transition back into the community and improve the overall well being of youth at the Sununu Youth Service Center. The state of New Hampshire has indicated that they are responsible for 100% of the costs for juvenile justice related services. Thus, New Hampshire maintains 100% of its JABG funding at the state level.