Juvenile Justice Reform and Reinvestment Demonstration Program

The Juvenile Justice Reform and Reinvestment Demonstration Program is a new initiative that is made possible through the Office of Management and Budget s (OMB) Partnership Fund for Program Integrity Innovation (the Partnership Fund).

The demonstration program consists of discretionary, competitive
grants for up to three State and/or local administering agencies to develop and implement an integrated set of evidence-based and cost-measurement tools for juvenile justice.

The tools designed will enable State and/or local agencies to make more informed decisions about resources and services for justice-involved youth, both at the point of service and at the administrative level.

In addition, one discretionary, competitive award will be made for an evaluation of the initiative.

A discretionary award will also be made to support training and technical assistance for implementation of the initiative.

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.



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

To implement a pilot test of integrated evidence-based decision-making and cost-measurement tools in juvenile justice, and to determine whether the use of these tools result in better outcomes and lower costs for juvenile justice.

In addition, funds are used to support training and technical assistance and evaluation of the initiative.

Funds are to be used only to cover the implementation of activities under the Juvenile Justice Reform and Reinvestment Demonstration Program.

Discretionary awards to States or localities to implement the JJRRI initiative, and to a training and technical assistance provider and evaluator.

Two competitive solicitations will be issued in FY 2012.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Applicants for Demonstration grants are limited to local units of government, including state agencies (only if targeted to a local community), and public agencies.

If the applicant is a local unit of government, it must be the local administering agency for juvenile justice.

Municipal governments may submit applications as part of a larger application from the county or State within which they are located.

Units of government may partner as co-applicants, when necessary, to achieve the goals of this solicitation; however, a lead agency must be identified.

Only one application per State should be submitted, regardless of whether the lead applicant is a State or local agency.

In addition, OJJDP will only consider applications from States determined to be in compliance with the four core requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act for FY 2012 funding.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Eligible applicants are limited to states (including territories), units of local government (including federally recognized tribal governments, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations), and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education). For-profit organizations must agree to forgo any profit or management fee.

Credentials/Documentation

The application must include: Application for Federal Assistance (Standard Form 424); Program Abstract; Program Narrative; Budget and Budget Narrative. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. 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.

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.

An environmental impact statement is required for construction proposed under this program.

Award Procedures

Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General, successful applicants receive an award notification 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

Not Applicable.

Authorization

The Consolidated Appropriations Act 2012, Pubic Law 112-74.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

One to six months.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

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

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grants will be awarded for a 24 to 36 month project period. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Office of Justice Programs Financial Guide 2011 (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/financialguide/index.htm) and Post Award Instructions (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/funding/pdfs/post_award_instructions.pdf).

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

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.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. Effective 6/30/2004, all organizations that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in any fiscal year must have a single audit. These audits are due to the cognizant Federal agency not later than 9 months after the end of the grantee"s fiscal year.

Records

Recipients of federal funds are expected to retain documentation supporting all program transactions for at least 3 years after the closure of audit reports related to such funding. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records must be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all related issues, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.

Financial Information

Account Identification

15-0035-0-1-754 - Number will denote a child acoount under the Partnership Fund.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 12 Not Available; FY 13 est $0; and FY 14 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Justice Programs Financial Guide 2011 (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/financialguide/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

Janet Chiancone 810 7th Street NW Rm Stop 5222, Washington , District of Columbia 20531 Email: Janet.Chiancone@usdoj.gov Phone: 202-353-9258

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria are described in the OJP Program Announcement available at http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm.



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