Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $100,000)
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.
The purpose of this project is to continue work to reduce the unnecessary and inappropriate use of secure detention in sites over a multi-year period. The Center for Children's Law and Policy (CCLP) will continue to provide extensive technical assistance on detention reform to sites in four counties in Pennsylvania, one county in Tennessee, and three counties in Kentucky. This proposal is for a fourth year of federal funding for detention reform. The population to be served is youth who are held in secure detention but who could be safely released to parents or guardians or to community-based programs. NCA/NCF