Youth Gang Prevention

To prevent, intervene, and reduce the participation of juveniles in the activities of gangs that commit crimes.

Such programs and activities may include: 1) individual, peer, family, and group counseling, including provision of life skills training and preparation for living independently, which
shall include cooperation with social services, welfare, and health care programs; 2) education and social services designed to address the social and developmental needs of juveniles; 3) crisis intervention and counseling to juveniles, who are particularly at risk of gang involvement, and their families; 4) the organization of the neighborhood and community groups to work closely with parents, schools, law enforcement, and other public and private agencies in the community; 5) supporting the coordination of existing comprehensive community-based anti-gang initiatives; and 6) training and assistance to adults who have significant relationships with juveniles who are or may become members of gangs, to assist such adults in providing constructive alternatives to participating in the activities of gangs.

To develop within the juvenile adjudicatory and correctional systems new and innovative means to address the problems of juveniles convicted of serious drug-related and gang-related offenses.

To provide treatment to juveniles who are members of such gangs, including members who are accused of committing a serious crime and members who have been adjudicated as being delinquent.

To promote the involvement of juveniles in lawful activities in geographical areas in which gangs commit crimes.

To promote and support, with the cooperation of community-based organizations experienced in providing services to juveniles engaged in gang-related activities and cooperation of local law enforcement agencies, the development of policies and activities in public elementary and secondary schools which will assist such schools in maintaining a safe environment conducive to learning.

To assist juveniles who are or may become members of gangs to obtain appropriate educational instruction, in or outside a regular school program, including the provision of counseling and other services to promote and support the continued participation of such juveniles in such instructional programs.

To expand the availability of prevention and treatment services relating to the illegal use of controlled substances and controlled substances analogues (as defined in paragraphs (6) and (32) of section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C.

802) by juveniles, provided through State and local health and social services agencies.

To provide services to prevent juveniles from coming into contact with the juvenile justice system again as a result of gang- related activity.

To provide services at a special location in a school or housing project.

To facilitate coordination and cooperation among: 1) local education, juvenile justice, employment, law enforcement, and social service agencies; and 2) community-based programs with a proven record of effectively providing intervention services to juvenile gang members for the purpose of reducing the participation of juveniles in illegal gang activities.

Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Website Address

http://www.ojjdp.gov/




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Spokane, City Of $ 290,832   2016-10-012019-09-30
Children And Youth Justice Center $ 327,729   2016-10-012019-09-30
Durham, County Of $ 327,825   2016-10-012019-09-30
Fort Pierce, City Of $ 327,825   2016-10-012019-03-31
City Of Birmingham $ 120,000   2015-10-012018-09-30
Rahway, City Of $ 234,191   2016-10-012018-09-30
Pittsburgh, City Of $ 240,000   2015-10-012018-09-30
Worcester, City Of $ 327,312   2016-10-012018-09-30
Minneapolis, City Of $ 240,000   2015-10-012017-12-31
Gary, City Of $ 240,000   2015-10-012017-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

To be eligible for an award or contract, an applicant must: (1) respond to legislative requirements contained in Section 281A and 282A of the JJDP Act, as amended as well as specific program guidelines issued by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP); (2) be consistent with the objectives and priorities of OJJDP; (3) provide for adequate program administration, evaluation and fiscal reporting; (4) demonstrate, in the overall quality of the proposal, that the program is technically sound and will achieve the required program objectives at the highest possible level; and (5) respond to clear and documentable needs.

Funds to be used to support gang violence reduction activities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Part D funds are available under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended, to public or private nonprofit agencies, organizations or individuals. Please contact program office for additional information.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Contact program office for additional information.

Credentials/Documentation

Regarding the question below relating to the applicability of 2 CFR 200, Subpart E ? Cost Principles: The cost principles are generally applicable, except with respect to for-profit entities or to organizations listed at Appendix VIII to 2 CFR Part 200. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

The application of E.O.

12372 is contingent upon whether the state has designated an entity to coordinate and review proposed federal financial assistance.

See list of states that require this at: https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants_spoc.

An environmental impact statement is required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants must submit completed applications via the Office of Justice Programs, Grants Management System or through grants.gov following established criteria. The receipt, review, and analysis of applications will follow Office of Justice Programs policies and procedures for the administration of grant applications. Specific application instructions for solicitations are available at the Office of Justice Programs web site (http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm).

Award Procedures

Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General, successful applicants are notified via the Grants Management System. One copy of the grant award must be signed by the authorized official and returned to the Office of Justice Programs.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, Sections 281 and 282, Public Law 93-415 as amended; and an act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice in the current fiscal year.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days. For statutory formula awards, see 28 C.F.R. Part 18. There are no appeal rights for rejection of a discretionary application, but for discretionary awards, see 28 C.F.R. Part 18.

Appeals

Determined by the Assistant Attorney General, OJP. For statutory formula awards, see 28 C.F.R. Part 18. There are no appeal rights for rejection of a discretionary application, but for discretionary awards, see 28 C.F.R. Part 18.

Renewals

Contact program office for renewal information.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Initial awards usually are made for a period of 12 to 36 months with further funding based upon the project period and grantee performance and availability of funds. Drawdowns are possible under a Letter of Credit. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Recipients are required to submit semi-annual Progress Reports.

Recipients are required to submit quarterly Financial Reports.

To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111?352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.

Recipients are required to submit quarterly Financial Reports.

To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111?352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. See 2 CFR 200 for audit requirements.

Records

See 2 C.F.R . § 200.334 for the government-wide requirements for retention requirements for records.

Financial Information

Account Identification

15-0405-0-1-754.

Obigations

(Formula Grants) FY 16 $4,124,910; FY 17 est $5,000,000; and FY 18 est $5,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Varies.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Office of Justice Programs? Financial Guide 2011 ojp.gov/financial guide/DOJ/index.htm and Post award Instructions (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/funding/pdfs/post_award_instructions.pdf), applicable OMB Circulars, and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees, which can be found in title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations (28 C.F.R.).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Kellie Dressler U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention 810 7th Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20351 Phone: (202) 514-4817

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applications are assessed according to their consistency with the policies and program priorities established by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. Specific criteria are applied that are related to the particular program areas under which projects are funded. The criteria are published in the Federal Register as part of each program announcement. Applications may undergo a competitive peer review process as outlined in the OJJDP Competition and Peer Review Policy 28 CFR Part 34.



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