With this solicitation, OJJDP seeks to fund jurisdictions to close and repurpose youth detention and correctional facilities, reinvest cost savings to expand community-based alternatives to youth incarceration, and assess and respond to the economic impact of closures on facility staff and surrounding communities.
The initiative will support jurisdictions to close youth detention and correctional facilities, assess and respond to the impact of closures on facility staff and the surrounding communities, and reinvest state and local resources to support more effective community-based services and supports for justice-involved youth and their families. It will support the development and implementation of innovative strategies for closing youth detention and correctional facilities and reinvesting cost savings in community-based solutions that promote positive outcomes for youth, increase public safety, and strengthen neighborhoods.
Funding will support jurisdictions in a community-driven consultation and justice reinvestment planning process that leverages the expertise of staff, representatives from impacted communities, community-based service providers, local foundations, and other key stakeholders to help close and repurpose youth detention and correctional facilities.
View the solicitation-specific webinar that was held April 13, 2023.