Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $1,000,000)
The OJJDP Delinquency Prevention Program focuses on helping youth avoid involvement in delinquency through reducing risk factors and enhancing protective factors in their schools, communities, and families. Category 1 supports States to provide subgrants to units of local government to increase the availability and types of community-based prevention programs to address the needs of youth who are at risk of involvement in the juvenile justice system.
The Montana Board of Crime Control will subgrant funds to units of local government in rural areas, high-poverty areas, and QOZs to implement restorative justice programs. These programs will be modeled after the Adolescent Diversion Project, which is an evidence-based program that has been highly successful in lowering delinquency and recidivism rates. Awarded subgrantees will use the funds to implement restorative justice programs in their communities for the purpose of diverting youth from formal involvement in the juvenile justice system.