The Department of Justice is committed to advancing work that promotes civil rights, access to justice, supports crime victims, protects the public from crime and evolving threats, and builds trust between law enforcement and the community.
The OJJDP Delinquency Prevention Grants Program focuses
on helping youth avoid involvement in delinquency through reducing risk factors and enhancing protective factors in their schools, communities, and families.
States awarded under this program are required to provide subgrants to units of local government.
A unit of local government means— (a) Any city, county, township, town, borough, parish, village, or other general purpose political subdivision of a state.
(b) Any law enforcement district or judicial enforcement district that— (i) Is established under applicable state law, and (ii) Has the authority to, in a manner independent of other state entities, establish a budget and impose taxes.
(c) For the purposes of assistance eligibility, any agency of the government of the District of Columbia or the federal government that performs law enforcement functions in and for— (i) The District of Columbia, or (ii) Any Trust Territory of the United States.
116-260, 134 Stat.
1182, 126 1.