Program Overview (updated December 23, 2013)

In Massachusetts, the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS), Office of Grants & Research (OGR) is responsible for administering the federal Juvenile Accountability Block Grants (JABG) Program. The JABG Program supports states and units of local government in their efforts to strengthen their juvenile justice systems through offender-focused and system-focused activities that promote accountability. It is authorized under the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, as amended (42 U.S.C. 3796ee et.seq.). At the federal level, the JABG Program is administered by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).


Notice of Intent to Award Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Funds to the Executive Office of the Trial Court

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security intends to award $297,283 in Federal Fiscal Year 2013 Juvenile Accountability Block Grant (JABG) funds to the Executive Office of the Trial Court (EOTC). The Commonwealth is currently out of compliance with the “Separation from Adult Inmates” core requirement of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) due to inadequate separation between adult and juvenile detainees in many of the Commonwealth’s court holding facilities. The project funded with the award will help remedy the inadequate sight and sound separation in identified facilities in an effort to regain compliance with the JJDPA.

The EOTC manages the court holding facilities, and is the sole agency with the capacity and expertise to implement the proposed project. 

The duration of the grant will be approximately twelve months with anticipated start and end dates of October 16, 2015 and October 27, 2016.


The JABG Reporting Forms as well as other necessary documents are listed below:

JABG FFY 2011 Quarterly Reporting Forms

JABG FFY 2012 Quarterly Reporting Forms

Other Necessary Documents