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Did the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) receive funds as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009?
On February 17, 2009, the President signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (H.R. 1, Recovery Act), which included more than $4 billion for state and local law enforcement and other criminal and juvenile justice activities. The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), which provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims, has been designated as the lead agency in administering $2.76 billion of this funding.

Recovery Act funding provided by OJJDP included $50 million for the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program and $97.5 million for local and national mentoring initiatives. Information about the Recovery Act funds awarded through OJJDP can be found on the Recovery Act section of the OJJDP Web site.

Last Updated: March 14, 2012

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