Purpose of Funds

The purpose of these funds, offered through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, is to assist communities in local efforts designed to enhance or respond to a variety of juvenile justice and delinquency issues. The fund is managed by the Governor-appointed Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Council, which establishes funding priorities. The monies are used for program development, policy design, research and other activities.