Opportunity Board Roundup: Juvenile Justice Grants, Jobs, Webinars and Events

by David Backes

Below you’ll find a selection of the latest grants, jobs, webinars and events posted to our Opportunity Board. Please share the Reclaiming Futures Opportunity Board with your colleagues in the juvenile justice, adolescent substance abuse and teen mental health areas. It’s free to browse and post!

Grants

  • Youth Intervention Planning Grants
    These 2-year planning grants are expected to build the capacity of child welfare systems to prevent long-term homelessness among the most at-risk youth/young adults with child welfare involvement. 18 grants will be awarded to non-profit organizations, state/local governments, small business, higher education institutions, etc.
  • Grants for Underserved Populations (Illinois)
    The Carl R. Hendrickson Family Foundation was established in 1991 to support and promote quality educational, human services, and health care programming for underserved populations. Grants of up to $35,000 will be awarded to select applicants. Nonprofit and charitable organizations are eligible to apply.
  • Community Benefit Grant (Louisiana)
    The purpose of this funding is to support an organization in the Greater New Orleans area that is focused on improving the health and well being of the community in the areas of childhood health, inter-generational health and active lifestyles. One grant of $100,000 will be awarded. Nonprofit organizations in Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington parishes are eligible to apply.

Jobs

  • Juvenile Justice Specialist (Oklahoma)
    Positions in this job family are assigned responsibility for providing services in the areas of rehabilitation of juvenile offenders and protection of the public through clinical and case management activities in the areas of juvenile intake, probation, parole and custodial responsibility for delinquent children and their families.
  • Executive Director: Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools
    Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools (Rethink) is seeking a visionary Executive Director with strong operational skills who will steer the organization through its next stage of growth and provide leadership in all aspects of organizational, operational, and fiscal management.

Webinars

  • Safety Organized, Trauma-Informed, and Solution-Focused Domestic Violence Practice
    From June to August 20, 2013, the National Resource Center for Child Protective Services-a service of the Children’s Bureau, Department of Health and Human Services–will host the Webinar series, "Safety Organized, Trauma-Informed, Solution Focused Approach to Domestic Violence Cases in Child Protection." Presenters will share current knowledge for child protection professionals, including strategies for family engagement and family-centered safety and case planning.
  • Providing Access to Counsel to Improve Facility Conditions
    Few would disagree that attorneys for court-involved youth play a critical role in the juvenile justice system. Lesser known is that lawyers for children can actually have a significant impact outside the courtroom and inside detention and correctional facilities that house youth. Facilities providing youth with meaningful access to counsel often see safer environments, enhanced operations, and improved staff-resident relationships.

Events

  • 2013 NIATx Summit/SAAS National Conference
    The conference is focused on the business model of addiction and mental health services. It is designed for behavioral health CEOs and senior managers who are tackling major changes at their organization and preparing for new opportunities.
  • National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Annual Conference
    Join us in Seattle, Washington for our 76th Annual Conference, which will feature a wide range of juvenile and family law topics including child abuse and neglect, trauma, custody and visitation, judicial leadership, juvenile justice, sex trafficking of minors, family violence, drug courts, psychotropic medications, children testifying in court, detention alternatives, substance abuse, and the adolescent brain.

juvenile-justice-system_David-BackesDavid Backes writes the Friday news roundup for Reclaiming Futures and contributes articles about juvenile justice reform and adolescent substance abuse treatment to ReclaimingFutures.org. He has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Santa Clara University. David works as an account executive for Prichard Communications.

 

 

 

 

 

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