H.R.494: Tiffany Joslyn Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Reauthorization and Bullying Prevention and Intervention Act of 2019


H.R. 494 would revise and reauthorize the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant (JABG) program for fiscal years 2019 through 2023. It would appropriate $30,000,000 a year in each fiscal year. This bill would also subject JABG grants to accountability measures, to be enforced by the Dept. of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Inspector General (IG). The DOJ IG would be required to conduct annual audits of selected grant recipients, to submit an annual certification to Congress, and identify and report on duplicative grant awards.

This bill would also express the sense of Congress that the use of best practices is encouraged for activities carried out with JABG funds.

Finally, this bill would allow the Attorney General to use up to $30,000,000 of the DOJ’s General Administration budget to carry out the JABG program.


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Date Introduced

January 11, 2019


Senate Judiciary Committee

Bill Status

Passed Original Chamber