November | December 2019

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In fiscal year (FY) 2019, OJJDP made approximately 320 awards totaling more than $320 million to protect public safety, ensure offenders are held accountable, and empower youth to live productive and law-abiding lives. In addition, OJJDP grants supported states' efforts to fulfill the core requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act.

Learn more about OJJDP's FY 2019 awards and activities.

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