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Applicants for competitive discretionary grants must apply through Grants.gov. Grants.gov requires applicants to complete a three step registration process which can take up to 5 days to complete. Additional information regarding the registration process can be found at www.grants.gov.

Existing or continuing discretionary grantees will continue to use the Office of Justice Program's Grants Management System (GMS) to apply, as will applicants for formula grants.

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Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program: Montana and Central Florida
All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 25, 2018.
Due Date: 4/25/2018
Applicants must explain how they will help state and local law enforcement agencies within the federal judicial district of Montana or the Florida counties of Sarasota, Manatee, Highlands, Hardee, DeSoto, Okeechobee, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Sumter, Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Polk, Osceola, Orange, or Seminole to improve effectiveness and achieve sustainability in responding to online child victimization and child pornography.
 
Court Appointed Special Advocates Membership, Accreditation, and Subgrants Program and Training and Technical Assistance
All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time (ET) on April 25, 2018.
Due Date: 4/25/2018
This program will expand the national membership and accreditation program for state and local Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) and make available training and technical assistance to support existing and new local and state CASA programs across the nation and CASA services in communities where representation rates are low, the numbers of abused and neglected children are high, and service systems do not meet the needs of families and children. In addition, the program will provide training and technical assistance in volunteer advocate recruitment and retention, volunteer advocate training, diversity, data collection and reporting, sustainability, and program standards.
 
Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces: Forensic Capacity Hiring Program for Wounded Veterans
All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time (ET) on May 1, 2018.
Due Date: 5/1/2018
OJJDP will provide support to ICAC task forces to hire wounded, injured, or ill veterans to (1) serve in analyst positions to enhance the digital forensic examination capacity of the ICAC task forces; (2) improve ICAC task force effectiveness to prevent, interdict, investigate, and prosecute Internet crimes against children and technology-facilitated child exploitation; and (3) reduce forensic examination backlogs and/or increase the number of forensic exams completed by ICAC task forces during the project period.
 
Child Abuse Training for Judicial and Court Personnel
All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time (ET) on May 3, 2018.
Due Date: 5/3/2018
This program will develop training and technical assistance to improve the judicial system's handling of child abuse, neglect, and related cases. The applicant will select targeted courts that will serve as demonstration sites to receive the technical assistance and training. The successful applicant will design a project consistent with the OJJDP priority for a coordinated court process that minimizes trauma and promotes successful outcomes for children in contact with the court system.
 
Training and Technical Assistance for Child Abuse Prosecutors
All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time (ET) on May 7, 2018.
Due Date: 5/7/2018
The OJJDP FY 2018 Victims of Child Abuse (VOCA) Act Training and Technical Assistance for Child Abuse Prosecutors program will fund a national training and technical assistance program for attorneys and others who are involved in the criminal prosecution of child abuse to enhance the effectiveness of the investigation and prosecution of such crimes.
 
Victims of Child Abuse Act Support for Children's Advocacy Centers Programs
All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time (ET) on May 14, 2018.
Due Date: 5/14/2018
The OJJDP FY 2018 Victims of Child Abuse Act (VOCA) Support for Children's Advocacy Centers (CAC) Programs provides support to CACs through membership and accreditation services and a variety of subgrant programs in order to enhance effective interventions in child abuse cases. CACs provide a coordinated response to victims of child abuse through multidisciplinary teams composed of representatives from the statutorily mandated and other agencies involved in the intervention, prevention, prosecution, and investigation systems that respond to child abuse cases. There are four categories of funding available under this solicitation as follows: Category 1: CAC Membership and Accreditation Program. Category 2: CAC National Subgrant Program. Category 3: CAC National Subgrant Program for Victims of Child Pornography. Category 4: CAC Military Partnership Pilot Project.
 
Specialized Services and Mentoring for Child and Youth Victims of Sex Trafficking
All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time (ET) on May 15, 2018.
Due Date: 5/15/2018
The purpose of this program is to enhance the capacity of applicant organizations to respond to the needs of children and youth who are victims of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE)/domestic sex trafficking (DST). This program supports the efforts of eligible applicant organizations to increase the availability of direct support services for children and youth who are victims of CSE/DST and to develop or enhance their mentoring capacity and facilitate outreach efforts.
 
National Juvenile Court Data Archive
All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time (ET) on May 16, 2018.
Due Date: 5/16/2018
Applicants should explain in detail their strategy to build and maintain relationships with data suppliers to collect submissions of automated case-level data sets extracted from various information systems and how they will combine and aggregate these unique data sets to produce national estimates of U.S. juvenile court activity.
 
Title II Formula Grants Program
All registrations are due by 8 p.m. eastern time (ET) on May 11, 2018. Applications are due by 8 p.m. ET on May 18, 2018.
Due Date: 5/18/2018
The OJJDP FY 2018 Title II Formula Grants Program provides funding to 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 justice system improvement efforts.
 
Second Chance Act Addressing the Needs of Incarcerated Parents With Minor Children
All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time (ET) on May 22, 2018.
Due Date: 5/22/2018
This program will promote and expand services in detention and correctional facilities to incarcerated individuals who have children younger than age 18. This program will provide states and localities with funding to implement positive family engagement strategies and activities that address the needs of incarcerated parents with minor children.
 
Second Chance Act Ensuring Public Safety and Improving Outcomes for Youth in Confinement and While Under Community Supervision
All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time (ET) on May 24, 2018.
Due Date: 5/24/2018
This program will provide funding to support reentry strategies that address treatment services for youth with co-occurring substance abuse problems and mental health disorders, reentry services for gang-involved youth, and training and technical assistance to improve community supervision practices for juveniles who are placed on probation or are being released from secure confinement.
 
State System Enhancements for Youth Offenders
All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time (ET) on May 29, 2018.
Due Date: 5/29/2018
This program will support states and localities in developing and implementing strategies to ensure that youth involved with the juvenile justice system have fair and equal access to quality legal representation; ensure that offenders involved with the juvenile justice system have resources that address the collateral consequences of justice system involvement; and/or provide training for the juvenile indigent defense bar, including public defenders and court-appointed counsel working on behalf of juvenile indigent defendants. This program will provide funding to states and localities to enhance juvenile defense in one or more of the following areas: training of staff, data collection and analysis, juvenile defense delivery system analyses, and/or a specific need(s) that has been identified by the state or locality related to providing juvenile defense services to youth offenders.
 
Law Enforcement and Youth Field-Initiated Research and Evaluation Program
All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time (ET) on May 29, 2018.
Due Date: 5/29/2018
This solicitation will support field-initiated, methodologically rigorous research and/or evaluations focused on interactions between law enforcement and youth, with practical implications for the identification and development of programs and policies that ensure officer, youth, and community safety.
 
Improving Juvenile Reentry Programs' Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting
All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time (ET) on May 29, 2018.
Due Date: 5/29/2018
This solicitation supports the development and implementation of an effort to improve the capacity of state and local government agencies, and local juvenile reentry programs for data collection, analysis, and reporting. The data capacity improvements generated through this effort will facilitate the type of assessment, planning, and monitoring critical to understanding if a system, agency, or juvenile reentry program is functioning as intended and meeting its goals and target outcomes.
 
Mentoring Research Partners Program
All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time (ET) on May 30, 2018.
Due Date: 5/30/2018
This solicitation aims to support research and evaluation efforts that inform the development and implementation of effective mentoring practices to prevent and intervene in youth delinquency, thereby advancing the Department of Justice's priority to prevent and reduce crime. With this solicitation, OJJDP seeks applicants who wish to partner with mentoring programs that were funded by OJJDP under its FY 2016 or FY 2017 Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative or its FY 2017 Mentoring for Child Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Domestic Sex Trafficking Initiative to conduct project-specific, independent program evaluations and/or data analyses. This solicitation aims to help individual mentoring programs improve their effectiveness. Findings may also be disseminated to other OJJDP mentoring programs and integrated into OJJDP program planning.
 
Redesign Study of OJJDPs Juveniles in Corrections Data Collections
All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time (ET) on May 30, 2018.
Due Date: 5/30/2018
OJJDP is seeking applications to develop, improve, and test data collection instruments and methodologies for OJJDP's juveniles in corrections data collections, the Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (CJRP) and the Juvenile Residential Facility Census (JRFC).
 
Initiative To Develop a Research-Based Practice Guide To Prevent and Reduce Youth Violence in Communities
All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time (ET) on May 30, 2018.
Due Date: 5/30/2018
The purpose of this initiative is to support the development of a research-based practice guide to prevent and reduce youth-perpetrated gun and gang violence in communities in the United States. The successful applicant will work with OJJDP to develop a practice guide for local government and law enforcement agencies that is evidence and research-based, has practical application and measurable steps, and builds on previous knowledge and work.
 
Juvenile Reentry Research and Evaluation Program
All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time (ET) on May 31, 2018.
Due Date: 5/31/2018
This solicitation supports methodologically rigorous research and evaluations, ideally using an experimental research design, with practical implications for federally funded juvenile reentry efforts, including in areas such as screening and assessment, behavioral management, organizational or institutional capacity and structure, cross-system services and coordination, post-release services and supervision, and family engagement and support. This solicitation encourages researchers to propose studies that aim to identify the efficacy, effectiveness, efficiency (cost/benefit), implementation, and/or sustainability of reentry programs or practices. OJJDP is particularly interested in studies that focus on effective strategies for juveniles with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health issues, gang-involved juveniles, and older juveniles or young adults who are returning to communities struggling with high rates of violence and crime.
 

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