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JABG funding is utilized around the state to help implement new and to also support existing community juvenile justice efforts.

Award Information

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Awardee County
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $137,764)

The State of Wyoming's juvenile justice reform effort has made substantial progress over the last year, and it is with high hopes that the efforts will continue through 2012. There continues to be a lot of emphasis on juvenile justice in Wyoming, partially because of the state's high juvenile arrest and placement rates. The lack of reliable data on juveniles remains a key issue, and stakeholders have worked diligently over the past year to find the means to improve the collection of data. The Juvenile Accountability Block Grant (JABG) funding is assisting the state's juvenile justice reform efforts in reducing the numbers of juveniles in high-risk (longer term) placement and detention, and finding and developing alternatives to detention and out of home placements. JABG funding will be sub-granted to units of local government to continue the state's efforts to provide services to youth and their families as an alternative to detention and out of home placements. This funding will also be directed toward the appropriate placement of juveniles, and maintaining adequate juvenile detention facilities. NCA/NCF

Date Created: May 24, 2012