This program will support states and localities in developing and implementing strategies to ensure that youth involved with the juvenile justice system have fair and equal access to quality legal representation; ensure that offenders involved with the juvenile justice system have resources that address the collateral consequences of justice system involvement; and/or provide training for the juvenile indigent defense bar, including public defenders and court-appointed counsel working on behalf of juvenile indigent defendants. Funding will enhance juvenile defense in one or more of the following areas: training of staff, data collection and analysis, and/or a specific need(s) that has been identified by the state or locality related to providing juvenile defense services to youth offenders.
Number of Awards: 4
Total Amount Awarded: $1,769,482
- OJJDP FY 19 Comprehensive School-based Approach to Youth Violence and Victimization Prevention, Intervention and Accountability
- OJJDP FY 17 Missing and Exploited Children Training and Technical Assistance
- OJJDP FY 16 Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces: Forensic Capacity Hiring Program for Wounded Veterans