This program seeks to build the capacity of states, communities, state and local courts, units of local government, and federally recognized Tribal governments to implement new, or enhance existing, diversion and alternative justice programs for parents in the criminal justice system to mitigate the harmful impacts of incarceration on children and their families to improve child, parent, and family outcomes.
The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy recently released the "Common Problems, Common Solutions: Looking Across Sectors at Strategies for Supporting Rural Youth and Families Tool-Kit."
The Crime and Justice Institute, through funding from OJJDP's Second Chance Act Youth Reentry Program, is accepting applications for its Improving Community Supervision National Training and Technical Assistance Program.
With this solicitation, OJJDP seeks to fund jurisdictions to close and repurpose youth detention and correctional facilities, reinvest cost savings to expand community-based alternatives to youth incarceration, and assess and respond to the economic impact of closures on facility staff and surrounding communities.
In this webinar held on March 24, 2022, a panel of data analysts discussed their experiences, what data lets them know reentry is successful, what information is critical, and more. This panel was moderated by Kim Godfrey Lovett, Executive Director of PbS, and Melissa Sickmund, Director of the National Center for Juvenile Justice.