A National Juvenile Justice Evaluation Center? OJJDP Funds Available for Data and Evaluation Projects
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has released additional funding opportunities for 2010 -- this time, focused on different aspects of data and evaluation.
You can apply to:
- Evaluate what works in addressing girls' delinquency. (There's a dearth of evidence now, so you have a chance to be a pioneer.) Amount: $200,000 to $400,000 for a project period of up to three years. Deadline: July 8, 2010.
- Propose a research project to evaluate what works in responding to juvenile delinquency. Amount: $200,000 to $500,000 for project period of up to three years. Deadline: June 29, 2010.
- Help OJJDP compile and disseminate statistics relevant to the juvenile justice field. Amount: up to $2.4 million, total, for three years. Deadline: July 6, 2010.
- Establish a National Juvenile Justice Evaluation Center to assist OJJDP grantees (and communities in general) in building local capacity to effectively design and implement evaluations of juvenile justice interventions. Amount: up to $1.5 million for three years. Deadline: July 9, 2010.
Juvenile Justice System Funding - More from OJJDP for 2010
The good folks at the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) simply don't quit -- and for that, we should be glad. Once again, they've announced more funding opportunities:
- Group Mentoring Research and Evaluation Program - deadline June 28, 2010
- National Girls Institute - deadline June 30, 2010
- National Training and Technical Assistance Center for Youth in Custody - June 29, 2010
Still More Funding for the Juvenile Justice System from OJJDP
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has announced four more funding opportunities for 2010.
- Juvenile Indigent Defense National Clearinghouse - deadline June 24, 2010. From the RFP: "This program‘s purpose is to provide resources to maintain a national clearinghouse on juvenile indigent defense. The successful applicant will operate a national clearinghouse to address the deprivations of due process for indigent youth in the justice system and to improve the quality of juvenile indigent defense representation. The clearinghouse will provide technical support and training, publications and resources, policy development, and leadership opportunities to the juvenile indigent defense bar."
Even More OJJDP 2010 Funding Opportunities
Funding for Training Juvenile Drug Court Teams
Got experience helping juvenile drug courts implement the 16 strategies needed to run an effective drug court? The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is looking for a provider to "build the capacity of service delivery" for juvenile drug courts nationally "through providing online, Web-based, and face-to-face individual and group training sessions."
Interested in applying? "The provider should have substantial experience conducting assessments of technical assistance needs, developing and conducting training on the [s]trategies, effectively communicating and collaborating with drug courts, and conducting post-training evaluations." Deadline is June 15, 2010.
BJA Funds for Careers Training and Research on Improving Education for Teens in the Juvenile Justice System
The National Reentry Resource Center recently sent out the following announcement for not one but two grant opportunities through the Second Chance Act that apply to juveniles.
Juvenile Reentry - BJA Grants for Treating Dual-Diagnosis Youth in Correctional Facilities
Grants from the Bureau of Justice Assistance are now available to "establish or enhance residential substance abuse treatment programs in correctional facilities that include aftercare and recovery supportive services." Grants may be used to treat teens in juvenile detention.
Here's the official description:
FY 2010 Second Chance Act Reentry Demonstration Program Targeting Offenders with Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders Program funds may be used for treating co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders in prison programs, jails, and juvenile detention facilities, providing recovery support services, reentry planning and programming, and post-release treatment and aftercare programming in the community.
Application deadline is June 3, 2010.
(Hat tip to the National Reentry Resource Center.)
Tribal Youth in the Juvenile Justice System: 4 Grants from OJJDP
I wasn't kidding when I said yesterday that the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is putting out a lot of grant opportunities for kids in the juvenile justice system. Here's four more, this time focused on tribal youth:
- Tribal Youth National Mentoring Program (ddl May 17, 2010)
- Child Protection Programs in Tribal Communities (ddl May 27, 2010)
- Tribal Youth Field Initiated Research and Evaluation Programs (ddl May 17, 2010)
- Tribal Youth Program Training and Technical Assistance Program (ddl May 18, 2010)
Still More 2010 Juvenile Justice Funding Opportunities from OJJDP
There's plenty of chances to apply for funding for juvenile justice system work coming out of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) these days. Recently, OJJDP has announced monies for juvenile reentry, as well as grants to support existing juvenile mentoring programs at the community level; national-level support for mentoring for underserved populations; and support for multi-state regional mentoring programs.
Now, here's five (count 'em, five) more grants from OJJDP (and yes, two of them have to do with mentoring):
- Engaging Law Enforcement to Reduce Juvenile Crime, Victimization, and Delinquency (ddl May 19, 2010)
- Juvenile Drug Courts Mentoring and Support Services Initiative (ddl May 19, 2010)
- Mentoring Research Best Practices (ddl May 20, 2010)
- Support for Conferences on Juvenile Justice (ddl May 17, 2010)
- Youth Gang Prevention and Intervention Program (ddl May 20, 2010)
2010 Mentoring Grants from OJJDP
You might consider applying for new mentoring grants from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). To "reduce juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, truancy, and other problem and high-risk behaviors," OJJDP wants to
enhance the capacity and effectiveness of established mentoring programs by: (1) augmenting the involvement of and services for the mentoring participants' parents; (2) expanding structured activities and opportunities for the mentors and mentoring participant(s); and (3) increasing the availability of ongoing mentor training and support.
Programs can use the grant to accomplish one or more of those three things. Awards will fall between $200,000 and $500,000 for 18 to 36 months. Application deadline is April 14, 2010.
Photo by Alaska Youth for Environmental Action.
BJA Grants for Collaborative Projects between Juvenile Justice and Mental Health
Want to address mental health issues in your juvenile court?
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications that demonstrate a collaborative
project between criminal justice and mental health partners from eligible applicants to plan,
implement, or expand a justice and mental health collaboration program.
Grants will be targeted at anyone -- juvenile or adult -- who:
- Has been diagnosed as having a mental illness or co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorder; and
- Has faced, are facing, or could face criminal charges for a misdemeanor or nonviolent offense.