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NCJ Number: NCJ 227345     Find in a Library
Title: Community Prevention Grants Program
  Document URL: PDF 
Corporate Author: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 10/2009
Page Count: 4
  Series: OJJDP In Focus
  Annotation: This overview of the Federal Community Prevention Grants program (CPG) - which funds collaborative, community-based delinquency prevention efforts - summarizes the authorizing legislation, eligibility criteria, the award process, performance measures, and training and technical assistance.
Abstract: The CPG program, which is administered by the U.S. Justice Department's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), integrates six principles: comprehensive and multidisciplinary approaches, evidence-based strategies, community control and decisionmaking, leveraging of existing resources and systems, evaluation of program progress and effectiveness, and a long-term perspective. The program is authorized under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 2002. In order to be eligible to receive a CPG grant, the Governor or other chief executive officer of each State must designate a single State agency to receive, manage, and administer the funds. The State must also have a properly constituted State Advisory Group, as specified in the authorizing legislation. Regarding the award process, in most years, OJJDP allocates funds to qualifying States on the basis of their proportionate population younger than age 18; however, as a result of decreased congressional allocations for the CPG program over recent years, OJJDP has distributed an equal amount to all States and less for U.S. territories. States, in turn, award funds to qualified units of local government through a competitive process. In 2004, OJJDP introduced a series of performance measures in order to better determine how well local prevention programs were meeting their goals. OJJDP disseminates a set of quantitative performance indicators to the States, directing them to collect data from their local subgrantees and to report annually on the outputs and outcome of their prevention efforts. Regarding training and technical assistance, OJJDP offers a three-part training series that helps grantees write successful 3-year delinquency prevention plans. Listing of online sources of CPG information and a description of a Kentucky CPG program
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention programs
Index Term(s): Grants or contracts ; Juvenile delinquency prevention ; Technical assistance resources ; Federal legislation ; Performance Measures
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Type: Program/Project Description
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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