Today, the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announced awards of more than $212 million to support juvenile justice. The awards will enhance state and local juvenile justice systems; provide gang prevention and intervention services; support mentoring and reentry services for youth and families; and help states comply with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. OJJDP and the Office for Victims of Crime awarded grants to more than 150 states, local jurisdictions, research and academic institutions, and public and private organizations nationwide.
The grants include:
- Nearly $83.1 million to fund mentoring programs and services for youth.
- A total of $42.7 million to provide assistance to states’ juvenile justice systems and staffs.
- More than $38.3 million to fund juvenile and family drug courts and provide services to youth impacted by the opioid crisis.
- More than $11.2 million to supplement reentry services for juveniles and parents of minors.
- Nearly $10.7 million to bolster advocacy for abused and neglected children in child welfare systems and other legal proceedings.
- Almost $7.4 million to support gang intervention, prevention, and education efforts.
- A total of $6.9 million to support juvenile justice research and data collection.
- Approximately $3.4 million to support treatment and services for youth with sexual behavioral problems.
- A total of $2.7 million to provide child abuse training for judicial personnel.
- Nearly $1.8 million to support juvenile indigent defense.
- A total of $1.5 million to fund training for juvenile prosecutors.
- A total of $1.4 million will support American Indian and Alaska Native youth programs and services.
- A total of $450,000 will fund training for juvenile corrections facility leadership.
- A total of $433,000 will support emergency planning activities for juvenile justice residential facilities.