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Juvenile corrections/detention

OJJDP FY 2022 Community-Based Alternatives to Youth Incarceration Initiative

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline
This initiative will support states to close youth correctional facilities, assess and respond to the impact of closures on facility staff and the surrounding communities, and reinvest state and local resources to support more effective community-based services and supports for justice-involved youth and their families.

Message From the Administrator: Helping Youth Find Positive Paths Forward

June 2022
New OJJDP Administrator Liz Ryan outlines her top priorities for the Office—treating children as children, pursuing alternatives to detention so that children can remain at home and in their communities, and providing opportunities for young people who come into contact with the juvenile justice system. A commitment to racial equity and fairness permeates and unites them.

Raising the Bar on Juvenile Reentry Ways Agency Directors Use Data

June 2022
Held on May 26, 2022, this webinar discusses how state juvenile justice directors are increasingly looking at positive youth development data to help them improve reentry outcomes for young people leaving their care. A panel of agency directors discussed their experiences, what data lets them know reentry is successful, what information is critical, and more.

OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2022

This issue's Message from the Acting Administrator and top story recognize Second Chance Month and highlight OJJDP's efforts to help young people successfully reenter the community.

April is Second Chance Month!

The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs is observing Second Chance Month to support successful reentry of formerly incarcerated adults and youth.

OJJDP FY 2022 Second Chance Act Youth Reentry Program

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline
This program furthers the Department of Justice's mission by reducing recidivism among youth returning to their communities following confinement and under community supervision, while promoting the fair administration of justice and advancing public safety.