JAIBG awards must be used to support programs in 12 purpose areas
specified in the JAIBG legislation, each of which is designed to
promote greater accountability in the juvenile justice system.
Although most State JAIBG program administrators have access to
their State's crime data, few have access to local expenditure
data, and most lack the time and resources required to calculate
local allocations under the JAIBG formula. To help States
calculate local allocation amounts, the Federal Office of
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, through an
interagency agreement with the Bureau of Justice Statistics,
established the JAIBG Technical Support Center to provide States
with crime and expenditure data collected by the Federal
Government. The Center also maintains a web site
(www.jrsa.org/jaibg) that provides formula calculations and
allocations for each State and its localities. Spreadsheets
containing this information can be downloaded from the site.
Other resources available from the Technical Support Center
include definitions and background information about the JAIBG
program; additional expenditure, crime, and tribal data; and
documents from various States that detail the administration of
their JAIBG programs.