November | December 2014

OJJDP Awards $262.6 Million in Grants in Fiscal Year 2014

In fiscal year (FY) 2014, OJJDP awarded $262.6 million to help at-risk youth, protect children, and improve juvenile justice systems nationwide. The 353 awards were made through discretionary and formula grant funding.

More than $223.6 million in discretionary grants was awarded in FY 2014. OJJDP awarded $75.2 million to support youth mentoring programs. More than $32 million was awarded under the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 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 $22 million to state and local law enforcement agencies under its Internet 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.

Discretionary grants were awarded in a range of other areas, including children’s exposure to violence, juvenile justice reform and reinvestment, disproportionate minority contact, training of juvenile prosecutors, law enforcement interactions with youth and communities, indigent defense, supportive school discipline, reentry, youth and family drug courts, youth violence prevention, tribal youth, and girls in the juvenile justice system.

Funding through formula 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 2014, OJJDP awarded $38.9 million under the following formula grants programs:

  • Guidance for Prison Rape Elimination Act Reallocation Funds: $0.7 million
  • Title II Formula Grants Program: $38.2 million

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For more information about the Office’s awards, visit OJJDP’s Funding Web page.