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Effective Reduction of Racial and Ethnic Disparities

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
District of Columbia
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $100,000)

OJJDP's Demonstration Programs Division Grants were established to provide grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance to organizations. This program is authorized by the Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011, Pub. L. 112-110.

In the proposed project, the Center for Children's Law and Policy (CCLP) will select two jurisdictions through a rigorous and competitive application process and provide technical assistance, training, and financial support to the sites in their efforts to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in their juvenile justice systems. CCLP will use the approach to Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) reduction that has proven effective in Models for Change and DMC Action Network sites. This proposal covers Year 1 activities and budget. The population to be served is youth of color involved in or at risk of entering the juvenile justice system.

The project will select two jurisdictions and provide technical assistance, training, and financial support to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in their juvenile justice systems per Section 223(a)(22)of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended.

OJJDP's Demonstration Programs Continuation Grants program was established to provide grants and cooperative agreements to organizations that OJJDP has selected for funds in prior years. This program will be authorized by an Act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice.

The Center for Children's Law and Policy(CCLP) will use this funding to directly engage with selected local jurisdictions to reduce racial and ethnic disparities throughout the juvenile justice system by: (1) supporting the development of a local advisory board or committee to guide DMC reforms; (2) assisting with capacity building that includes data collection and analysis; (3) identifying and assisting with implementing interventions based on the data collection and analysis; (4) helping to monitor the effectiveness of the interventions: and (5) documenting any significant outcomes and lessons learned.


Date Created: September 18, 2011