Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $116,919)
The Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Program (JABG) Program is authorized under the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 2002 (42 U.S.C. 3796ee et. seq.). The goal of the JABG program is to reduce juvenile offending through accountability-based programs focused on both the juvenile offender and the juvenile justice system. The objective is to ensure that States and Territories are addressing the specified purpose areas and receiving information on best practices from OJJDP. JABG funds are allocated to States and Territories based on each State's relative population of youth under the age of 18. The underlying premise of juvenile accountability programming is that young people who violate the law should be held accountable for their actions through the swift, consistent application of graduated sanctions that are proportionate to the offenses, both as a matter of basic justice and as a way to combat juvenile delinquency and improve the quality of life in the nation's communities.
The State of South Dakota will pass through $114,022, 75% of FY 13 JABG funds, to units of local governments or expend these funds on their behalf. As the designated state agency, the South Dakota Department of Corrections will ensure that units of local governments use their funds consistent with JABG requirements and within JABG purpose areas one through eighteen.
The state allocation will be used to achieve the project goals and objectives to establish, improve, and coordinate pre-release and post-release systems and programs to facilitate the successful reentry of juvenile offenders from state or local custody in the community consistent with Program Purpose Area 17. This will provide various options of reentry services for juvenile offenders through the use of SCRAM (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring), intensive family services for youth on aftercare, home-based services, and electronic monitoring. Spend on behalf of funds will also support early intervention, teen court, diversion, and probation support programs consistent with Program Purpose Areas 1 and 15.
Progress toward goals and objectives will be measured through quarterly performance measure reporting. Staff of the Department of Corrections will submit required annual performance measure reports to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) through the Data Collection and Technical Assistance Tool (DCTAT) and the Grant Management System (GMS). NCA/NCF