This awardee has received supplemental funding. This award detail page includes information about both the original award and supplemental awards.
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $125,000)
OJJDP's Juvenile Justice System Improvement Grants program was established to provide grants and cooperative agreements to organizations that provide programs and services critical to the mission of OJJDP, and 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.
Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps will provide training, technical assistance and consultation to state and local juvenile justice, child welfare, and other relevant youth-serving organizations and agencies that will result in improved multi-disciplinary policies, practices and system reform. The intent is to build on previous gains made by the MacArthur Foundation's OJJDP four site demonstration program completed in September 2013. The proposed work will utilize a four phase technical assistance framework contained in the two new publications and was originally developed through the support of the MacArthur Foundation and the Models for Change: System Reform in Juvenile Justice Initiative. The framework consists of four phases: (1) Readiness Assessment, Collaborative Governance and Mobilization, (2) Data Collection, Management and Performance Measurement, (3) Practice and Policy Findings and Recommendations-Development of Action Strategy, and (4) Implementation and Evaluation. Training and consultation to state and local juvenile justice, child welfare, and other relevant youth-serving organizations and agencies are projected to positively impact outcomes for involved disadvantaged youth.
This program furthers the Department's mission by providing grants and cooperative agreements for training and technical assistance to organizations that OJJDP designates.
The Robert K. Kennedy Childrens Action Corps (RFK) proposes to provide training and consultation in four sites (Fulton County, GA; Marion County, IN; El Dorado County, CA; and the municipality of Anchorage in collaboration with the state of Alaska). The proposed work will utilize the technical assistance framework developed through the MacArthur Foundation and the Models for Change: System Reform in Juvenile Justice Initiative. This system improvements approach will enable child welfare and juvenile justice systems in the four selected areas to develop and implement a more coordinated and integrated system of care on behalf of children, youth, and families. The reforms will improve data collection and management capacity, screening and assessment, case management, case planning, resource allocation, service delivery and provide improved opportunities to positively impact multi-system youth and family outcomes. The training and technical assistance will utilize proven tools, procedures, protocols and resources that have assisted state and local jurisdictions to improve outcomes for youth and families involved in multiple youth systems.