State Challenge Activities

Challenge to the States

The 1992 reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act of 1974 added Part E, State Challenge Activities, to the programs funded by OJJDP. The purpose of Part E was to provide initiatives for States participating in the Formula Grants Program to develop, adopt, and improve policies and programs in 1 or more of 10 specified Challenge areas. Note: In 2003, the State Challenge program was dissolved; the activity papers listed below are therefore being replaced by online Bulletins in the Juvenile Justice Practice Series.