Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $600,000)
The Coalition for Juvenile Justice, in partnership with the National Juvenile Justice Network, seeks to support states, territories, tribal nations, and communities across the country as they commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. The partners will encourage a diverse range of applicants to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of JJDPA through public education and awareness events to include the celebration of Youth Justice Action Month in 2024. This project will provide subgrants to organizations to plan and implement these events and provide targeted training and technical assistance to support these efforts. Despite reductions in the number of youth involved in the youth legal system, racial and ethnic disparities continue to worsen in many parts of the country. This project will target communities represented/reflected by these disparities and encourage public education and awareness events in these impacted communities. Based on the quantity and quality of applications that are received, a total of 75-100 sub awardees will be selected reflecting all 50 states, territories, and the District of Columbia.