Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $74,099)
The Formula Grants Program is authorized under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act and funds are made available as a result of the FY 2016 Department of Justice appropriations. The purpose of this program is to support state and local delinquency prevention and intervention efforts and juvenile justice system improvements. Program areas may include: planning and administration; state advisory group allocation; compliance monitoring; prevention; and activities to address the core requirements and improvement of juvenile justice system operations and policies, as found in section 223(a)(9) of the JJDP Act.
The American Samoa Criminal Justice Planning Agency is the State Planning Agency (CJPA) for the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 2002. The main priority for the FY16 Title II funding is to have or re-establish a strong and genuine working relationship between all agencies that have the same goal of supporting youth whether it is the Police Department, DOE or the Social Services Division. NCA/NCF