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OJJDP News @ a Glance

This issue highlights National Drug Court Month. It includes profiles of a family treatment court and a youth drug court client. The Tribal Connections section highlights resources to enhance the operations of juvenile healing to wellness courts.
Message From the Acting Administrator
Acting OJJDP Administrator Chyrl Jones

New Tribal Funding Opportunities Available

OJJDP Fiscal Year 2021 Funding Opportunities - Apply Now

OJJDP's latest fiscal year 2021 funding opportunities include a number of grants benefiting Tribal youth. The Office has supported American Indian and Alaska Native youth and families for many years through initiatives such as youth mentoring and leadership programs, afterschool programs, and interventions for youth impacted by substance abuse.

Through the Supporting Tribal Youth: Training and Technical Assistance and Youth Leadership Development program, OJJDP will fund efforts, including peer-led training and mentoring, that increase youth engagement, improve youth's leadership skills, and develop other skills to reduce risk factors for juvenile delinquency. The program will also fund training and technical assistance for OJJDP grantees and other federally recognized Tribes to help sustain prevention, intervention, and treatment programs that promote positive outcomes for youth.

OJJDP's Family-Based Alternative Sentencing program will support alternative sentencing initiatives to divert convicted parents from prison, promote family unification, and prevent children from entering the foster care or juvenile justice system. Participants will also receive services and treatment for mental and behavioral health, substance use, parenting skills, and reentry challenges.

OJJDP's fiscal year 2021 funding opportunities have two application deadlines—one for initiating the application in Grants.gov and another, usually 14 days later, for finalizing the application in JustGrants. The Grants.gov deadline for Supporting Tribal Youth: Training and Technical Assistance and Youth Leadership Development program is June 28, 2021; the JustGrants application deadline is July 12. The Grants.gov deadline for the Family-Based Alternative Sentencing program is July 2, 2021; the JustGrants application deadline is July 16.

American Indian and Alaska Native communities are encouraged to apply for other OJJDP funding opportunities, including the Delinquency Prevention Grants Program and the Opioid Affected Youth Initiative. Funding announcements are posted on the OJJDP website.

Justice Department Accepting Applications for Program That Expands Tribes' Access to National Crime Data
Applications Due: August 31, 2021

The Department of Justice is accepting applications for its Tribal Access Program (TAP) for National Crime Information through August 31, 2021. Tribes selected to participate in the program will be notified in September.

TAP allows select federally recognized tribes access to critical criminal justice information to improve public safety and protect their communities. The program provides training, software, and biometric/biographic kiosk workstations to process fingerprints, take mugshots, and submit information to the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services systems and other national crime information systems. TAP has helped improve police officer safety, apprehend fugitives, register convicted sex offenders, enforce domestic violence protection orders, and protect children.

Webinars describing the program and its capabilities will take place in July and August. The webinar schedule and additional information about the program is available on the program website.

Read the Department's press release announcing the start of the 2021 application period.


Learn more information about OJJDP funding opportunities in this issue of OJJDP News @ a Glance.

Date Created: June 22, 2021