OJP Awards $1.9 Million for OJJDP School Justice Partnership Program
October 16, 2014
The Office of Justice Programs has awarded a $1.9 million grant to the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) to participate in the School Justice Partnership Program: Keeping Kids in School and Out of Court. OJJDP is coordinating with the Department of Education and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to implement this collaboration among schools, mental and behavioral health specialists, law enforcement, and judges to reform school zero-tolerance discipline policies to divert youth from the juvenile justice system. NCJFCJ will establish a National Resource Center on School Justice Partnerships to provide research, training, and technical assistance to respond to student behavioral needs.
Learn more about the impact of zero-tolerance policies.