This solicitation is designed to promote the well being of children, youth and families, reduce youth violence, and improve community capacity to address all forms of violence in the homes and communities.
Experience shows that communities can intervene effectively in the lives of young people to reduce or prevent their experiences with and involvement in violence and promote their wellbeing. To do this, must be comprehensive, cross-sector, focused on collective impact, trauma-informed and based on an understanding of child and adolescent development including childrenÃ¢ÂÂs social and emotional development.
Since a single approach, policy, program, or actor cannot make a sufficient impact on youth violence and victimization, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention encourages use of a shared framework to address the factors that impact violence and victimization at the individual, peer, family, community, and societal levels.
Through its signature programs, OJJDP has nurtured cross-sector, multi-level, community-based collaborations that engage a broad spectrum of stakeholders of both formal and informal community leaders. These collaborative efforts are structured to advance innovative strategies based on joint decision-making, shared governance, and collective impact to achieve their violence prevention and crime reduction goals.
These signature initiatives provide a platform for elevating the issues of youth violence on a national level and a learning laboratory to strengthen the Office support of localities and states engaged in youth violence work.
Number of Awards: 11
Total Amount Awarded: $3,307,611
- OJJDP FY 2021 Supporting Effective Interventions for Adolescent Sex Offenders and Children with Sexual Behavior Problems
- OJJDP FY 2020 Alaska Children's Advocacy Center Expansion Initiative for Child Abuse Victims
- OJJDP FY 2017 Defending Childhood American Indian/Alaska Native Policy Initiative: Supporting Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Systems for Tribes