Review of Best Practices: Juvenile Accountability Block Grant (JABG)
This report describes best practices for subgrants awarded under the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant (JABG) funding stream administered by ICJI. In 2009, the Indiana Juvenile Justice State Advisory Group (JJSAG) identified five goals for a three-year plan for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP):
- To improve alternatives to secure detention and court processing by expanding the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) and other related initiatives statewide
- To utilize current information and data to develop an action plan to address Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) in Indiana
- To ensure all youth returning home from residential and correctional placements have access to comprehensive, evidence-based transitional support services
- To make the juvenile justice system a priority in the state of Indiana by educating and involving key stakeholders and the general public in the process
- To continue funding delinquency prevention programs within local communities around the state of Indiana
The report also provides a “purpose area sheet” for each of the 11 ICJI purpose areas. Each sheet describes the purpose area, its attendant evidence-based programs and practices, as well as programming considerations based on OJJDP performance measures. The report concludes with a set of recommendations for the implementation of JABG best practices in Indiana.