Title V of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
Prevention (JJDP) Act of 1974 established the "Incentive Grants
for Local Delinquency Prevention", commonly known as the Community
Prevention Grants programs. Working from a research-based framework,
this program focuses on reducing risks and enhancing protective
factors to prevent youth from entering into the juvenile justice
system. It offers funding incentive to encourage community leaders
to initiate multidisciplinary assessments of risks and resources
unique to their communities and to develop comprehensive, collaborative
plans to prevent delinquency. To enhance the capacity of communities
to formulate, implement, and evaluate comprehensive delinquency
prevention plans, OJJDP sponsors orientation training for community
leaders. CJJP has incorporated this funding stream into the State
of Iowa Juvenile Justice/Youth Development block grant program and
uses the local Decat board as the multidisciplinary team required
as a part of the community process.
A 50% local match is required from the communities
using this funding source.
A total of $82,683 federal funding is available
to CJJP for this purpose.