OJJDP Announces New Smart on Juvenile Justice Funding Opportunities
June 25, 2014
OJJDP is promoting reform through the adoption of evidence-based practices and a developmentally appropriate approach to juvenile justice. OJJDP is aware of the growing body of research on effective community-based approaches to juvenile crime and the limited impact that secure placement has on reducing juvenile offending and recidivism. OJJDP has incorporated this research into the development of a Smart on Juvenile Justice strategy that focuses on implementing juvenile justice reforms to maximize cost savings and strategically reinvesting the savings while supporting statewide system change. OJJDP has announced the following fiscal year 2014 funding opportunities as part of its Smart on Juvenile Justice strategy:
- Smart on Juvenile Justice: Juvenile Prosecution Curriculum Development, Training, and Technical Assistance Program. The awardee will develop and operate a national center to provide technical support and training, publications and resources, and policy development and leadership opportunities to the juvenile prosecution bar. Applications are due July 14, 2014.
- Smart on Juvenile Justice: Technical Assistance to End Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Juvenile Justice System. This project will offer education, training and technical assistance, and other information resources to state, local, and tribal governments on promising systemic and programmatic techniques to address disproportionate minority contact and eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in the juvenile justice system. Applications are due July 14, 2014.
- Smart on Juvenile Justice: A Comprehensive Strategy to Juvenile Justice Reform. OJJDP will make an award to an organization/partnership of organizations to provide intensive, targeted training and technical assistance to Hawaii, Kentucky, and Georgia to ensure that they successfully implement their juvenile justice reforms. Applications are due July 16, 2014.
Visit OJJDP’s funding page for more information about these solicitations and other current funding opportunities.