Part E Developing, Testing and Demonstrating Promising New Programs

To develop and implement programs that design, test, and demonstrate effective approaches, techniques and methods for preventing and controlling juvenile delinquency such as community based- alternatives to institutional confinement; developing and implementing effective means of diverting juveniles
from the traditional juvenile justice system; programs stressing advocacy activities aimed at improving services to youth impacted by the juvenile justice system; model programs to strengthen and maintain the family unit including self-help programs; prevention and treatment programs relating to juveniles who commit serious crimes; programs to prevent hate crimes; programs to provide aftercare and reintegration services; programs to prevent youth gun and gang violence.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Under the Demonstration Programs discretionary program Developing, Testing and Demonstrating Promising New Programs Program, several programs were continued in FY 2007.

Examples of funded projects include Girls and Boys Town USA Father Flanagan; Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America; FirstPic; and Boys and Girls clubs of America.

In addition, over 30 grant awards were made in three program areas: national juvenile justice programs; substance abuse prevention and intervention programs; and prevention and intervention programs.

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.