TANF Funds Available for Families Needing Short Term Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment
[Text, slightly abbreviated, from a press release.]
2010 Drug-Free Communities Grants
You don't have to attend to apply, but it would probably be a good idea not to miss one. Fortunately, a recorded version of the workshop, plus PowerPoint presentation, will be available online by the end of January.
$8.8 Million in Juvenile Drug Court Grants from SAMHSA
Purpose of the grant: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is giving away nearly nine million dollars to help you "expand and/or enhance substance abuse treatment services in juvenile drug courts to "provide alcohol and drug treatment, recovery support services supporting substance abuse treatment, screening, assessment, case management, and program coordination to juvenile defendants/offenders. Priority for the use of the funding should be given to addressing gaps in the existing continuum of treatment."
Award amounts: SAMHSA expects to give away 27 grants amounting to approximately $325,000/year each for up to three years.
Application deadline: Grants are due February 23, 2010.
(Photo by borman818.)
CSAT Travel Awards for 2010 College on Problems of Drug Dependence Conference
Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Grant Opportunity: Peer-to-Peer Recovery Support Networks
One of the most difficult things for adolescent substance abuse treatment service systems to do is to support teens in recovery.
Fostering peer support has long been seen as critical in adult recovery, but duplicating that for teens raises difficult-to-solve issues of liability and concern for their safety.
Nevertheless, there's no question that peer support could be a powerful tool for teens in recovery, and many communities are looking at ways to accomplish it. Furthermore, new technological tools, like this iPhone app for 12 Step participants, may address some common barriers.
And now the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is offering a small number of grants to commmunities wishing to build peer-to-peer recovery support services. (It would be great if one of the grantees focused specifically on adolescents in the justice system.) Deadline is February 10, 2010.
However, note that the grant application specifies that "peer services must be designed and delivered primarily by individuals in recovery to meet the targeted community’s recovery support needs, as the community defines them." It also draws a sharp distinction between peer recovery and aftercare.
CSAT Announces New Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care Grants (Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Providers, Take Note!)
Help for Your Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment System
Want to expand or improve your local recovery-oriented system of care for adolescents in the juvenile justice system who have alcohol and drug problems?
The federal Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) has just announced new grants to help you do that. (The grant guidelines allow each applicant to specify a target population; my guess is that the proportion of applications submitted that focus on juveniles will be much smaller than those focusing on adults.)
Up to 12 grants will be awarded with the anticipated award being up to $400,000/year for up to 3 years.
Deadline to Apply
And some more good news: you have until January 14, 2010 to submit your application.
Does the Federal Government Spend Enough on Children?
If you're curious about what percentage of the federal budget is spent on children, all you have to do is check out Children's Budget 2009.
Some conclusions, according to their website:
Juvenile Justice and Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Funding: Trainings Galore!
Seems to be the season for training folks in the juvenile justice system:
- The National Partnership for Juvenile Services is hosting a national symposium on juvenile services entitled "Representing America’s Youth:
Transforming the Field of Juvenile Services," in Indiananopolis, October 11-14. Agenda topics include:
- Juvenile Detention & Corrections
- Education of Youth in Confinement
- Community-Based & Residential Care
- Presentation Skills & Training Techniques
- Critical Issues
Funding Opportunity from Threshold Foundation
Threshold Foundation is a donor-based fund that seeks to ensure human rights for youth impacted by the criminal justice and drug policy systems, and political rights for those in historically disenfranchised communities. The foundation's Justice & Democracy Committee is accepting letters of intent (LOIs) no later than September 25 from non-profit organizations working in the following focus areas:
Funding: Juvenile Mentors for Youth Leaving Incarceration
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is providing more funding for mentors of youth under the "Second Chance Juvenile Mentoring Initiative." Grantees will receive up to $625,000 for three years; awards require a 25% match (cash or in-kind); proposals are due June 15, 2009.