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Juvenile Accountability Block Grant

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $292,507)

The JABG Program for the State of Oregon is administered by the Oregon Commission on Children and Families (OCCF). As required, Oregon retains 25% of JABG funds at the state level and passes through 75% to units of local government. OCCF will utilize 5% for planning and administration and 20% to support information sharing programs that enable the juvenile and criminal justice systems, schools and social services agencies to make more informed decisions regarding early identification and treatment of juveniles who repeatedly commit serious delinquent or criminal acts. OCCF plans to sub-grant the remaining 75% of JABG funds to eligible units of local government and anticipates that they will sustain many of the on-going initiatives and continue to invest their grant funds in purpose areas 11 and 15, which support the establishment and maintenance of accountability-based programs designed to reduce recidivism among juveniles who are referred by law enforcement personnel or agencies, as well as the establishment and maintenance of programs to enable juvenile courts and juvenile probation officers to be more effective and efficient in holding juvenile offenders accountable. However, OCCF is open to considering all reasonable grant requests that fall within the 17 JABG purpose areas. OCCF will collect and report all necessary performance measures to OJJDP. NCA/NCF

Date Created: May 24, 2012