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OJJDP Awards More Than $172 Million To Support Juvenile Justice

October 23, 2018

On October 22, 2018, OJJDP announced awards of more than $172 million to support youth in communities and in the juvenile justice system. OJJDP awarded grants to 48 states and more than 100 local jurisdictions, research and academic institutions, and public and private organizations. The awards will enhance state and local juvenile justice systems; provide gang prevention and intervention services; fund mentoring and reentry services for youth and families; and help states comply with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act.

The grants include:

  • A total of $83 million to fund mentoring programs and services for youth.
  • More than $50 million to provide assistance to states' juvenile justice systems and staff.
  • More than $23.3 million to fund juvenile and family drug courts and provide services to youth impacted by the opioid crisis.
  • More than $13 million to help support and provide data on reentry services for detained juveniles and incarcerated parents with minor children.
  • A total of $1.75 million to fund child abuse training for judicial and court personnel.
  • More than $1.1 million to fund the training and education of juvenile prosecutors and their staff.
  • Nearly $1 million to fund research and evaluations focused on interactions between law enforcement and youth.
  • A total of $800,000 to support gang intervention, prevention, and education efforts.
  • More than $400,000 to develop juvenile justice emergency planning efforts.

OJJDP also awarded funding for the collection and public accessibility of national juvenile court case processing data and trends.

Resources:

  • For additional information about these awards, see the Office of Justice Programs' fact sheet.

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