Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $150,386)
This program is authorized by 34 U.S.C. § 11131 and supports the development and improvement of state, tribal, county, and local juvenile residential facilities with particular focus on establishing an emergency plan that ensures the continuity of operations, reduction of risk to the physical plant, and the safety and well-being of youth and staff in juvenile justice residential facilities.
The Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) will deliver training and technical assistance to juvenile justice state and local leaders designed to increase their understanding of the necessary components of an effective emergency/disaster plan including how to conduct a self-assessment of their existing plans determine gaps and strengths. CJCA will support the development, improvement, and/or implementation of emergency planning activities for state, tribal, county, and local juvenile justice residential facilities. Training will also strengthen facility preparedness to maintain the efficient continuation of operations and reduce risk to the physical plant while ensuring the safety of youth and staff in juvenile justice residential facilities. CA/NCF