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[75 Stat. 572]
PUBLIC LAW 87-000—MMMM. DD, 1961


PUBLIC LAW 8 7 - 2 7 4 - S E P T. 22, 1961



Public Law 87-274 September 22, 1961 [S. 279]

Juvenile D e l i n quency and Youth Offenses C o n t r o l Act of 1961.

AN ACT To provide Federal assistance for projects which will demonstrate or develop techniques and practices leading to a solution of the Nation's juvenile delinquency control problems.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Reiwesentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the "Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Offenses Control Act of 1961". FINDINGS A N D


SEC. 2. (a) The Congress hereby finds and declares that juvenile delinquency and youth offenses diminish the strength and vitality of the people of our Nation; that such delinquency and offenses are increasing in both urban and rural communities; that such delinquency and offenses occur disproportionately among school dropouts, unemployed youth faced with limited opportunities and with employment barriers, and youth in deprived family situations; and that prevention and control of such delinquency and offenses require intensive and coordinated efforts on the part of private and governmental interests. (b) The policy of the Federal Government is to assist in developing techniques for the prevention and control of juvenile delinquency and youth offenses, and to encourage the coordination of efforts among governmental and nongovernmental educational, employment, health, welfare, law enforcement, correctional, and other agencies concerned with such problems. DEMONSTRATION xVND EVALUATION PROJECTS

SEC. 3. (a) For the purpose of demonstrating improved methods for the prevention and control of juvenile d^inquency or youth offenses (which, for the purposes of this Act, includes treatment of juvenile delinquents and youthful offenders), the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare (hereinafter in this Act referred to as the "Secretary") is authorized to make grants for projects for the evalua-, tion, or demonstration of the effectiveness, of techniques and practices which in the Secretary's judgment hold promise of making a substantial contribution to the prevention or control of juvenile delinquency or youth offenses, including techniques and practices for the training of personnel and for developing or securing more effective cooperation among public and other nonprofit agencies, organizations, and institutions. (b) Such grants may be made to any State, local, or other public or nonprofit agency, organization, or institution; and to the extent he deems it appropriate, the Secretary shall require the recipient of any grant to contribute money, facilities, or services for carrying out the project for which such grant was made. (c) The Secretary is further authorized to enter into contracts for any such projects with public or other agencies, organizations, or institutions, and with individuals. (d) The full amount (as determined by the Secretary) of any grant for a project made under this section shall be reserved from the appropriation for the fiscal year in which the grant is made; and payments on account of such grant in that and subsequent fiscal years may be made only from the amount so reserved. (e) Payments under this section may be made in installments, and in advance or by way of reimbursement, as may be determined by the Secretary, and shall be made on such conditions as he finds necessary to carry out the purposes of this section.