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Family Drug Court Implementation and Enhancement Program
The Family Drug Court Implementation and Enhancement Program builds the capacity of states, state and local courts, units of local government, and federally recognized tribal governments to either implement new drug courts or enhance pre-existing drug courts for individuals with substance abuse disorders or substance use and cooccurring mental health disorders, including histories of trauma, who are involved with the family dependency court as a result of child abuse, neglect, and other parenting issues. Applicants must provide services to the parents in the program and their children.
Smart on Juvenile Justice: Statewide Juvenile Justice Reform Planning Grants and TTA
This initiative will provide funding to (1) assist planning grantees in the development of statewide juvenile justice reform strategic plans and (2) direct training and technical assistance to states as they develop their strategic plans.
Juvenile Justice Emergency Planning Demonstration Program
This demonstration program will provide resources for state, tribal, local, municipal, and community organizations to develop, strengthen, and implement emergency preparedness plans for juvenile justice facilities. These plans should be based upon the principles outlined in Emergency Planning for Juvenile Justice Residential Facilities and should address the specific needs of children, youth, and families involved in the justice system during an emergency.
Title II Formula Grants Program
The OJJDP FY 2016 Title II Formula Grants Program will support state and local efforts to plan, establish, operate, coordinate, and evaluate policies and projects, directly or through grants and contracts with public and private agencies, for the development of more effective education, training, research, prevention, diversion, treatment, and rehabilitation programs and reform efforts in the area of delinquency prevention and juvenile justice system improvement.
Comprehensive Antigang Strategies and Programs
This program provides funding for localities to enhance coordination of federal, state, and local resources in support of community partnerships implementing the following antigang programs: primary prevention, secondary prevention, gang intervention, and targeted gang enforcement.
Practitioner-Researcher Partnership in Cognitive Behavioral Mentoring Program
This program supports the development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative mentoring approaches for youth at high risk for delinquency/juvenile and criminal justice involvement or victimization and trauma. These mentoring approaches must incorporate practices that are informed by research on cognitive behavioral interventions and techniques. The program will fund a partnership between a practitioner/service provider and an evaluator/researcher.
National Mentoring Resource Center
Under this solicitation, the successful applicant will continue to develop and expand the OJJDP National Mentoring Resource Center, which will provide comprehensive mentoring resources, references, and training materials; and, advance the implementation of evidence- and research-based mentoring practices. The goal of the National Mentoring Resource Center is to enhance the capacity of mentoring organizations to develop, implement, and expand effective mentoring practices.
Reducing Reliance on Confinement and Improving Community-Based Responses for Girls At Risk of Entering the Juvenile Justice System
Through this program, OJJDP is seeking applications for innovative, community-based, trauma-informed, and developmentally appropriate demonstration initiatives that are gender and culturally responsive and promote the development of girls and their individual strengths, foster healthy relationships, and create sustainable family and community connections.
Safe and Thriving Communities: Uniting and Enhancing Community-Based Violence Prevention, Defending Childhood, and National Forum Approaches
Through this program, OJJDP is seeking applicants from localities that will embrace integration of the strategies and approaches of OJJDP's three youth violence prevention initiatives (the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention, Defending Childhood, and the Community-Based Violence Prevention Program) to achieve well-being and positive outcomes and from existing OJJDP youth violence prevention grantees that wish to enhance their efforts.
Studies Program on Trauma and Justice-Involved Youth
This program supports original research, design expansions to current research, and/or secondary analyses to investigate: (1) the developmental pathways of youth from violence exposure and trauma to justice involvement; (2) the implications of justice involvement on possible retraumatization; and (3) the development of culturally appropriate, evidence-based, trauma-informed practices.OJJDP is particularly interested in proposals to investigate these topics in populations whose justice system involvement is often understudied.
Defending Childhood American Indian/Alaska Native Policy Initiative: Supporting Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Systems for Tribes
This solicitation directly addresses several recommendations included in Ending Violence So Children Can Thrive, a report from the Attorney General's Advisory Committee on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence. These recommendations call for tribal alternatives to detention, including use of facilities where children and youth can find safety and easily access services (safe houses); development or revision of tribal juvenile codes to promote trauma-informed, culturally specific and individually tailored care for youth; and wider application of culturally adapted, evidence-based, trauma-informed screening, assessment, and treatment services in tribal juvenile justice and related systems.
Smart on Juvenile Justice: Age of Criminal Responsibility Training and Technical Assistance
This initiative will fund training and technical assistance for states that automatically classify all 17 year olds as adults for justice system purposes, including two states that do the same for all 16 year olds. This solicitation is part of OJJDPs Smart on Juvenile Justice initiative, which encourages systemwide reform to reduce the use of out-of-home placement, improve youth outcomes, and reduce reoffending.