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Community Prevention Grants Program

About the Program

The Community Prevention Grants Program–established in the 1992 reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act of 1974–is a Federal grants program to fund collaborative, community-based delinquency prevention efforts. The Community Prevention Grants Program integrates six fundamental principles—comprehensive and multidisciplinary approaches, research foundation for planning, community control and decisionmaking, leveraging of resources and systems, evaluation to monitor program progress and effectiveness, and a long-term perspective—that combine to form a strategic approach to reducing juvenile delinquency. The program provides communities with funding and a guiding framework for developing and implementing comprehensive juvenile delinquency prevention plans. The 3-year prevention plans are designed to reduce risk factors associated with juvenile delinquency and decrease the incidence of juvenile problem behavior. More icon

Eligibility and Guides

OJJDP allocates funds to qualifying states based on the number of juveniles below the age of criminal responsibility. Units of local government (city, county, township, or other political subdivision) can apply to their states, which award Community Prevention Grants Program funds through a competitive process. Programs may be  funded in 12-month increments for up to 3 years. More icon

Training and Technical Assistance

To help applicants gain the knowledge they need to compete for grants, OJJDP offers training and technical assistance. The focus is on sound and comprehensive prevention strategies. More icon

National Evaluation

The national evaluation is intended to examine the viability and effectiveness of the delinquency prevention model developed and implemented under the Community Prevention Grants Program. More icon

State Contacts

Find contact information for State Community Prevention Grants Program Coordinators. Juvenile Justice Specialists, and others.  More icon

Publications

Review relevant congressional reports and publications. More icon

Contact Information

Ricco Hall
State Representative
810 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531
202-616-3807
Ricco.Hall@usdoj.gov

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