(1) PURPOSE. The purpose of this grant
program is to promote greater accountability in Georgia's juvenile justice
system. There are 16 program areas to which funds can be awarded. They include
(1) graduated sanctions for offenders; (2) building and renovating juvenile
detention facilities; (3) hiring juvenile court judges, probation officers, and
court-appointed defenders and advocates; (4) hiring juvenile prosecutors; (5)
addressing drug, gang and youth violence; (6) training for law enforcement and
court personnel; (7) establishing juvenile gun courts; (8) establishing
juvenile drug courts; (9) establishing and maintaining a system of juvenile
records; (10) establishing or enhancing interagency information-sharing
programs; (11) enhancing accountability services to reduce recidivism; (12)
establishing risk and needs assessments of juvenile offenders; (13)
establishing accountability-based programs enhancing school safety; (14)
establishing restorative justice programs; (15) establishing programs within
juvenile courts that provide more effective and efficient means of offender
accountability to reduce recidivism; and (16) the hiring and training of
detention and corrections personnel.
(2) TERMS AND CONDITIONS. Grant recipients
are required to submit quarterly progress reports outlining project activities,
number and composition of participating youth and progress in meeting project
goals. Grant funds are administered on a reimbursement basis only. Recipients
must comply with federal and state financial regulations relating to purchases,
contracts, audit requirements and the maintenance of financial records. A final
evaluation report must be submitted and approved by GOCF staff prior to final
reimbursement of grant funds. Grant recipients must provide a 10% non-federal
RECIPIENTS. State, county and city units of government are eligible for JABG
funds. The majority of funds are distributed based on a federally-calculated
formula, and eligible recipients will be notified in writing of their maximum
allocation. GOCF will also accept applications for new programs in
(4) AWARD CRITERIA.
Applicants must complete a proposal containing a project narrative outlining
statement of need, goals and objectives, methods, and evaluation, budget
narrative, and continuation plan.
(5) DIRECTIONS AND DEADLINES FOR APPLYING.
Specific directions are contained in the 2009 JABG Request for Proposals and
Application Kit, which are available electronically upon request. Applications
are due April 3, 2009 by 5:00 p.m. Interested parties should contact Joe
Vignati, Justice Programs Coordinator, 55 Park Place, NE, Suite 410, Atlanta,
Georgia 30303, (404) 656-5183 or e-mail at
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 96-1-.05
105-277 of the Omnibus Consolidated Emergency
Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1999.
Original grant description
entitled "Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants" submitted
December 6, 1999.
Submitted: Grant description entitled "Juvenile
Accountability Block Grants" received Dec. 22,