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State of Alabama's FY2012 Juvenile Accountability Block Grant (JABG) Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $348,813)

Alabama's JABG funds will be subgranted to State agencies and local governments to implement Purpose Area (PA) 10 - Establishing and maintaining interagency information sharing programs that enable the juvenile and criminal justice systems, schools, and social services agencies to make more informed decisions regarding the early identification , control, supervision, and treatment of juveniles who repeatedly commit serious delinquent or criminal acts; PA 9 - Establishing and maintaining a system of juvenile records designed to promote public safety; PA 15 - Establishing and maintaining programs to enable juvenile courts and juvenile probation officers to be more effective and efficient in holding juvenile offenders accountable and reducing recidivism; PA 1 - Developing, implementing, and administering graduated sanctions for juvenile offenders; and PA 11- Establishing and maintaining accountability-based programs designed to reduce recidivism among juveniles, who are referred by law enforcement personnel or agencies. Alabama has requested an 85% waiver allowing those funds to be expended on State-level programs, with 15% expended on local-level programs. Activities focused on achieving JABG goals and objectives include continuing the State court system's improvement of the technology system and refinement of the recordkeeping and data collection processes used by juvenile courts, providing accountability-based treatment programs for youth held in secure confinement, and providing graduated sanctions for court-involved youth at the local level. The goals and objectives focus on addressing the need for (i) improving technology to assist agencies with collecting and housing real-time data on court-involved youth, and training agency personnel on the use of that technology, and (ii) adjudicating youth involved in criminal activity - including juvenile sex offenders - at the local level, providing sentencing and treatment alternatives within local communities and in secure facilities, and monitoring their treatment for compliance with court-ordered sanctions. Program progress will be measured according to OJJDP's JABG performance measures, outputs,and outcomes, as defined for Purpose Areas 10, 9, 15, 1, and 11. NCA/NCF

Date Created: May 24, 2012