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OJJDP Expands Smart on Juvenile Justice Initiative to Two New States

December 1, 2015

On November 23, 2015, OJJDP announced the Office has awarded $2.2 million to expand its Smart on Juvenile Justice initiative to South Dakota and West Virginia. This initiative supports grant programs that promote juvenile justice system reforms, provide training and technical assistance to prosecutors, address systemic racial and ethnic disparities, and improve the quality of indigent defense. The new funding will also provide ongoing support for Georgia, Hawaii, and Kentucky, all of which received funding in 2014. Smart on Juvenile Justice aligns with the Justice Department's Smart on Crime initiative, a comprehensive review of the criminal justice system to identify and implement reforms to ensure federal laws are enforced fairly and efficiently.

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Learn more about OJJDP's Smart on Juvenile Justice initiative.

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