In fiscal year (FY) 2013, OJJDP awarded more than $271 million to help at-risk youth, protect children, and improve juvenile justice systems nationwide. The 418 awards were made through discretionary, formula, and block grant funding.
More than $226 million in discretionary grants was awarded in FY 2013. OJJDP awarded nearly $74 million to national and local organizations to strengthen, expand, and implement youth-mentoring activities and youth-development programming throughout the nation. More than $31 million was awarded under theInternet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program to support joint federal, state, and local efforts to investigate and prosecute technology-facilitated sexual exploitation crimes against children and to keep children safe from Internet predators. program, which offers critical intervention and prevention services to families and supports law enforcement agencies at the federal, state, and local levels in cases involving missing and exploited children. In addition, the Office distributed almost $22 million to state and local law enforcement agencies under its
Discretionary grants were awarded in a range of other areas, including children’s exposure to violence, indigent defense, youth violence prevention, tribal youth, disproportionate minority contact, family drug courts, family engagement, developmental approaches to juvenile justice reform, reentry, and at-risk and system-involved girls.
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 2013, OJJDP awarded more than $45 million under the following formula and block grants programs: