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The OJJDP FY 2016 Title II Formula Grants Program will support state and local efforts to plan, establish, operate, coordinate, and evaluate policies and projects, directly or through grants and contracts with public and private agencies, for the development of more effective education, training, research, prevention, diversion, treatment, and rehabilitation programs and reform efforts in the area of delinquency prevention and juvenile justice system improvement.
Juvenile Justice System Improvement Division Invited Awards
OJJDP FY 2016 Smart on Juvenile Justice: Age of Criminal Responsibility Training and Technical Assistance
This initiative will fund training and technical assistance for states that automatically classify all 17 year olds as adults for justice system purposes, including two states that do the same for all 16 year olds. This solicitation is part of OJJDPâs Smart on Juvenile Justice initiative, which encourages systemwide reform to reduce the use of out-of-home placement, improve youth outcomes, and reduce reoffending.
This solicitation is intended to help a number of tribes develop or modify tribal codes to support juvenile justice systems that focus on prevention, treatment and healing and/or that strengthen tribal efforts to develop trauma informed, culturally appropriate tribal child welfare services, in line with recommendations from the Attorney General'Âs Advisory Committee on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence.
OJJDP FY 16 Smart on Juvenile Justice: Enhancing Youth Access to Justice State Reform Implementation Program
In FY15, OJJDP awarded four, 12-month state planning grants under category three of the Smart on Juvenile Justice: Enhancing Youth Access to Justice Initiative. During the planning phase, each grantee convened a diverse committee of critical stakeholders and worked with a training and technical assistance provider - the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) - to develop a statewide strategic plan designed to lead to an effective, well-resourced model juvenile indigent defense delivery system with standards of practice and policies for the management of that system.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Chidlren serves as the national resource center and information clearinghouse for missing and exploited children; operates a national 24-hour toll-free telephone line by which individuals may report information regarding the location of any missing child; operates a CyberTipline to provide online users and electronic service providers a means to report Internet-related child sexual exploitation; and, provides training and technical assistance to individuals and law enforcement agencies in the prevention, investigation, prosecution, and treatment
OJJDP is seeking applications for funding under its fiscal year (FY) 2016 Studies Program on Trauma and Justice-Involved Youth. This program will support original research; design expansions to current research; and/or secondary analysis of existing data to provide objective, independent knowledge about (1) the developmental pathways of youth from violence exposure and trauma to justice involvement; (2) the implications of justice involvement on possible retraumatization; and (3) the development of culturally appropriate, evidence-based trauma-informed practices.
OJJDP FY 16 Safe and Thriving Communities: Uniting Community Based Violence Prevention, Defending Childhood and National Forum Approaches to Prevent and Heal Violence
This solicitation seeks to help catalyze and further advance the prevention and intervention of youth victimization and violence, especially youth gun and gang violence, by focusing efforts in partnership with a limited number of localities and Tribes. The funds are intended to help initiate or strengthen work to end youth violence and improve the wellbeing of children, youth, families and communities through comprehensive approaches that unify the central tenets of OJJDP's existing youth violence initiatives through a single, shared framework for collective action.
OJJDP FY 16 Reducing Reliance on Secure Placement and Improving Community-Based Responses for Girls At-Risk of Entering the Juvenile Justice System
The FY 2016 Reducing Reliance on Confinement and Improving Community-Based Responses for Girls at Risk of Entering the Juvenile Justice System will strengthen and expand the use of community-based and gender and culturally responsive programs for girls and promote the development of girls and their individual strengths.
This program is authorized pursuant to paragraph (3)(D) under the Juvenile Justice heading in the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2016, Pub. L. No. 114-113, 129 Stat. 2242, 2309.
The successful applicant will continue to develop and expand the OJJDP National Mentoring Resource Center (NMRC), which will provide comprehensive mentoring resource, reference, and training materials and advance the implementation of evidence- and research-based mentoring practices. The goal of NMRC is to enhance the capacity of mentoring organizations to develop, implement, and expand effective mentoring practices.
This solicitation will support the development, implementation, and evaluation of mentoring approaches that integrate principles or practices informed by the research on cognitive behavioral interventions and techniques. For purposes of this solicitation, these types of approaches are based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT is a psychotherapeutic approach that focuses on both a person's thinking, moods, and feelings to be more adaptive and healthy and a person's actions to change unhealthy behavior patterns.
Youth gangs continue to have a significant adverse impact on youth, families, and communities across America. A growing number of communities have adopted OJJDPâs Comprehensive Gang Model, a multistrategy, multidisciplinary approach that has proven to be effective in reducing gang activity.
OJJDP FY 16 Smart on Juvenile Justice: Statewide Juvenile Justice Reform Planning Training & Technical Assistance
OJJDP will select a TTA provider to deliver direct training and technical assistance and to provide pass-through funding to selected states to assess their current juvenile justice systems and to develop system-wide juvenile justice reform strategic plans. OJJDP will work with the successful applicant to develop a selection process for eligible states to apply for the TTA and pass-through funding available through this program.
The OJJDP FY 2016 Juvenile Justice Emergency Planning Demonstration Program will provide resources for state, tribal, local, municipal and community organizations to develop, strengthen and implement emergency preparedness plans for juvenile justice facilities. These plans should be based upon the principles outlined in Emergency Planning for Juvenile Justice Residential Facilities, and should address the specific needs of children, youth, and families involved in the justice system, during an emergency.
The Family Drug Courts program builds the capacity of states, state and local courts, units of local government, and federally recognized tribal governments to either implement new drug courts or enhance pre-existing drug courts for individuals with substance abuse disorders or substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders, including histories of trauma, who are involved with the family dependency court as a result of child abuse, neglect, and other parenting issues. Applicants must provide services to the parents in the program and their children.
The FY 2016 Smart on Juvenile Justice: Reducing Out-of-Home Placement will strengthen and expand the use of community-based alternatives to out-of-home placement and minimize approaches based solely on control and deterrence in favor of individualized treatment and services.
The goal of this evaluation initiative is to advance evidence-based practices for trauma-informed care of youth in the juvenile justice system. Applicants must submit their applications under one of the following two categories: Category 1: Evaluation of Trauma-Informed Care in Juvenile Justice Settings or Category 2: Evaluation of Trauma-Informed, Gender-Specific Girls' Programs.
OJJDP seeks to award funding for assessing the effectiveness and/or cost efficiency of juvenile justice system reforms defined as systemic policy or practice changes within a locality or state that impact one or more segments of the juvenile justice system.
The Family Drug Court program seeks to build the capacity of states, state courts, local courts, units of local government, and federally recognized tribal governments to either implement new or enhance pre-existing drug courts to provide services for individuals with substance use disorders or substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders who are involved with the family dependency court as a result of child abuse and neglect issues.