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Design Study of Dual System Youth
This design study will identify effective and efficient strategies to measure the prevalence of dual system youth; identify the status of coordination and data sharing between the juvenile and criminal justice and child welfare systems (including expanding beyond delinquency or dependency court involvement to potentially include youth contact with law enforcement and child protection agencies); and identify avenues for improved coordination and data sharing across systems.
Court-Appointed Special Advocates Membership and Accreditation Program and Training and TA
This program seeks to serve and improve outcomes for children in the dependency system; provide effective advocacy for abused and neglected children, to include foster care youth; fund programs that support cultural diversity and competency; and build on the training and technical assistance program that OJJDP has developed in collaboration with the National CASA Association.
VOCA Children's Advocacy Centers Membership and Accreditation Program
This program will fund a national membership and accreditation organization for children’s advocacy center programs. The funding will enable the successful applicant to provide services to membership organizations and to implement standards for program accreditation.
VOCA Training and Technical Assistance for Child Abuse Prosecutors
This program will fund a national training and technical assistance program for attorneys and others who are involved in the criminal prosecution of child abuse to enhance the effectiveness of the investigation and prosecution of such crimes.
VOCA Children's Advocacy Centers Subgrant Program
This program will provide funding to manage a national grant awards program for local children's advocacy center programs. Children’s advocacy centers (CACs) provide a coordinated response to victims of child abuse through multidisciplinary teams composed of representatives from the statutorily mandated and other involved agencies.
VOCA Training and Technical Assistance for Child Abuse Professionals
This program will provide funding for the development and implementation of a model technical assistance and training program for child abuse professionals to improve the quality of criminal prosecution of child abuse cases.
Bridging Research and Practice Project To Advance Juvenile Justice and Safety
This project will develop research-to-practice resources to advance the understanding, translation, and application of research and research-based strategies across four primary components of the juvenile justice system: (1) prevention and diversion, (2) community-based alternatives to placement, (3) detention and secure confinement, and (4) reentry.
National Juvenile Court Data Archive
The National Juvenile Court Data Archive (the Archive) houses the automated records of cases that courts with juvenile jurisdiction have handled. This solicitation will fund the annual collection, verification, and analysis of data that documents the activities of the juvenile court system and its response to law-violating and at-risk youth.
Second Chance Act Supporting Latino/a Youth from Out-of-Home Placement to the Community
This program will promote effective and successful reentry services for Latino/a youth who are transitioning back into their communities from secure confinement facilities, including out-of-home placement. It will fund mentoring and comprehensive transitional services that emphasize development of life and parenting skills in offenders who are Latino/a youth.
Studies Program on At-Risk or System-Involved Girls
This program will sponsor studies and/or secondary analyses of existing data to provide objective, independent knowledge about the extent and impact of girls’ contact with the juvenile and adult justice systems including arrests, referrals to court, diversion, charges filed, placement in secure juvenile detention facilities and adult jails and lockups, findings of delinquency, placement in secure juvenile correctional facilities, probation, and transfers to the adult criminal justice system.
Assessing the Impact of Juvenile Justice Reforms Program
This program will support research and evaluation to investigate the effectiveness and/or cost efficiency of juvenile justice system reforms. In particular, OJJDP is interested in reforms targeted at youth and law enforcement interaction, diversion, and community-based alternatives.
Juvenile Drug Courts Addressing Systematic Barriers Program
Through this program, OJJDP will make awards to currently operating juvenile drug courts to enhance their capacity to address barriers they encounter as they provide services to youth.
Child Abuse Training for Judicial and Court Personnel
Through this program, OJJDP seeks to provide judicial, legal, and social service professionals with training and technical assistance to enhance their understanding that commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors are acts of abuse and violence against children and adolescents and to meet the other challenges that they face.
Initiative To Develop Juvenile Reentry Measurement Standards
OJJDP is seeking proposals to develop standards to document and measure juvenile reentry service delivery, practices, and outcomes. These measurement standards will identify and define key indicators of effective reentry practice and successful outcomes for juveniles starting at the confinement decision (pre- and post-adjudication), moving through reintegration into the community, and for a meaningful period post-release.
Smart on Juvenile Justice: Community Supervision Training and Technical Assistance Program
This grant program will provide training and technical assistance to state and local government agencies and federally recognized Indian tribes to support their efforts to implement evidence-based reform strategies to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for juveniles under community supervision.
Juvenile Drug Courts Communities of Practice
This program will fund Communities of Practice, a project to promote information sharing and learning among juvenile drug courts. The successful applicant will develop strategies for juvenile drug courts to connect with one another to problem solve; share information, tools, resources, and experiences; discuss developments and trends related to juvenile drug courts and treatment for adolescent substance abuse; identify and document best practices; and establish peer-to-peer networks.
Title II Formula Grants Program
Only the agency that each state's chief executive designates is eligible to apply for these funds. It will support state and local efforts to plan, establish, operate, coordinate, and evaluate policies and projects for the development of more effective programs and reform efforts.
Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative
This solicitation supports applicant organizations as they strengthen and/or expand their existing mentoring activities with active chapters or subawardees and/or other mentoring organizations.
Mentoring for Youth: Underserved Populations
OJJDP is focusing this solicitation on the needs of the following underserved populations: youth with disabilities; youth in foster care; and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning youth (LGBTQ). OJJDP will assist in establishing or expanding mentoring and support services for youth in these three underserved populations.