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NGI: Translating Knowledge to Best Practice

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $500,000)

OJJDP seeks to establish a National Girls Institute (NGI) that will advance the understanding and application of promising and evidence-based prevention, intervention, treatment, and aftercare programs and services for delinquent and at-risk girls. NGI will accomplish its mission through a broad range of activities, including training and technical assistance; information dissemination; collaboration with researchers and program developers; partnership with federal, state, and local agencies; policy development; and other leadership functions. This solicitation is authorized by Sections 221223 of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDP Act), 42 U.S.C. §§ 5631-5633.

The National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) Center for Girls and Young Women (The Center) will implement the National Girls Institute (NGI) to expand advocacy, research, training, and technical assistance efforts to remedy systemic issues that result in disparate treatment of justice involved girls. Project activities will include conducting training and technical (TTA) needs assessments; developing standards, providing resources, gender-responsive training and specialized technical assistance. Through the NGI NCCD will serve more practitioners and policymakers/change agents, representing the entire justice continuum, community-based services, health, education, research, training, advocacy, parents and girls. The goals of the project are to advance understanding of girls' issues and improve program and system responses. These goals will be achieved by increasing practitioner and policymaker knowledge about policies and practices that negatively impact girls, improving policies and practices at the programmatic and system levels, and increasing access and satisfaction with relevant resources. Progress will be measured through database tracking, training/workshops pre/post testing, recipient/stakeholder technical assistance satisfaction and evaluation surveys.


Date Created: September 16, 2010