Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Grants


The commission awards grants to agencies for services for at-risk youth to prevent delinquency and for intervention to ensure that youth who commit offenses receive appropriate services. Program services must be evidence-based and consistent with the goal of preserving families and providing services in the least restrictive, safe environment.

Availability of OJJDP grants is limited by federal fund allocations. The primary juvenile justice grants administered by TCCY are:

  1. The Juvenile Accountability Block Grant (JABG) helps states develop programs that promote greater accountability among offenders and in the juvenile justice system;
  2. Federal Formula Grants (FFG) support state and local delinquency prevention and intervention efforts and juvenile justice system improvements
  3. The Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Program supports and enhances efforts by states and local jurisdictions to prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages to minors and the purchase and consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors.

Title VI Video

All recipients of TCCY juvenile justice funding are required to abide by federal Title VI non-discrimination requirements. This video provides information on language-based discrimination. Questions about TCCY grant compliance with Title VI should be made to Richard Kennedy at (615) 532-1570 or richard.kennedy@tn.gov

Preventing Language-Based Discrimination Training Video


             For more information about federal juvenile justice grants and their availability, contact:

Zanira Whitfield or Vicki Taylor
Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth
Andrew Jackson Building, 9th Floor
502 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-0800
(615) 741-2633