In fiscal year (FY) 2011, OJJDP awarded $393 million in grants to help at-risk youth, protect children, and improve juvenile justice systems nationwide. The 514 awards were made through formula, block, and discretionary grant funding.
OJJDP awarded nearly $100 million to national and local organizations to strengthen, expand, and implement youth-mentoring activities and youth-development programming throughout the nation. The Office distributed about $20 million to state and local law enforcement agencies under its Internet Crimes Against Children task force program to support joint local, state, and federal efforts to investigate and prosecute technology-facilitated sexual exploitation crimes against children and to keep children safe from Internet predators. In addition, OJJDP awarded almost $17 million in block grants to enforce state and local underage drinking laws nationwide.
More information about OJJDP's FY 2011 awards is available through the program links listed below.
Formula and Block Grants
Funding through formula and block grants is available to states and territories through the state agency designated by the Governor. Juvenile Justice Specialists in each state administer the funding through subgrants to units of local government, local private agencies, and federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native jurisdictions for programs in accordance with legislative requirements. In FY 2011, OJJDP awarded more than $106 million under the following formula and block grants programs.
OJJDP awards discretionary grants to states, units of local government, and private organizations to administer programs. More than $287 million in discretionary grants was awarded in FY 2011 under the programs listed below.
- Attorney General's Children Exposed to Violence Demonstration Program: Phase 2
- Attorney General's Defending Childhood Task Force
- Best Practices for Juvenile Drug Courts Training
- Child Protection Program Grants
- Child Protection Research Program
- Community-Based Violence Prevention Demonstration Program
- Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation Purpose Area 7: Juvenile Justice Program
- Defending Childhood Technical Assistance
- Demonstration Program Division Grants
- Disproportionate Minority Contact Community and Strategic Planning Project
- Evaluation of Girls' Delinquency Programs
- Family Drug Court Programs
- Field-Initiated Research and Evaluation Program
- Gang Field-Initiated Research and Evaluation Programs
- ICAC Deconfliction System
- Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Continuations
- Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program: Missouri
- Law Enforcement Strategies for Protecting Children From Commercial Sexual Exploitation
- Mentoring Research Best Practices
- Mentoring for Child Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation Initiative
- Mentoring for Youth With Disabilities Initiative
- Multistate Mentoring Initiative
- National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Program
- National Gang Center
- National Juvenile Probation Census Project
- National Mentoring Programs
- Nonparticipating State Program, Wyoming
- Second Chance Act Juvenile Mentoring Initiative
- Second Chance Act Juvenile Offender Reentry Program for Planning and Demonstration Projects: Implementation
- Second Chance Act Juvenile Offender Reentry Program for Planning and Demonstration Projects: Planning
- State Juvenile Justice Formula and Block Grants Training and Technical Assistance Program
- State Relations and Assistance Division Grants
- Technical Assistance Program To Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking
- Tribal Youth Field-Initiated Research and Evaluation Programs
- Tribal Youth National Mentoring Program
- Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Program Continuation Grants
- Tribal Youth Program
For more detail on OJJDP's FY 2011 awards, visit the Office's Web site.