OJJDP has announced the following fiscal year 2021 funding opportunities:
The National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) provides training and technical assistance focused on the need to promote specialization in juvenile defense, identifying and addressing gaps in juvenile defense practice, and educating stakeholders on strategies for improving youth and community outcomes.
Exploring Outcomes Related to Legal Representation for Parents Involved in Mississippi's Juvenile Dependency System
Broken Contracts: Reimagining High-Quality Representation of Youth in Contract and Appointed Counsel Systems
Identifying Polyvictimization and Trauma Among Court-Involved Children and Youth: A Checklist and Resource Guide for Attorneys and Other Court-Appointed Advocates
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.