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Juvenile delinquency prevention

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OJJDP FY 2020 Delinquency Prevention Program

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This program will provide grants to eligible states or federally recognized tribes to implement evidence-based strategies to address the unmet needs of at-risk or delinquent youth through a continuum of delinquency prevention programs for juveniles who have had or who are likely to have contact with the juvenile justice system.

OJJDP Administrator Harp's January/February 2020 Video Message

January 2020

This issue's Message From the Administrator discusses the vital role mentoring can play in ensuring a brighter future for our nation's youth: Students who meet regularly with their mentors are 52 percent less likely than their peers to skip a day of school, 46 percent less likely to start using illegal drugs, and 55 percent more likely to enroll in college. 

OJJDP Administrator Harp's January/February 2020 Video Message

January 2020

This issue's Message From the Administrator discusses the vital role mentoring can play in ensuring a brighter future for our nation's youth: Students who meet regularly with their mentors are 52 percent less likely than their peers to skip a day of school, 46 percent less likely to start using illegal drugs, and 55 percent more likely to enroll in college. 

OJJDP FY 2020 Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative

Closing Date
This program supports the implementation and delivery of mentoring services to youth populations that are at risk for juvenile delinquency, victimization, and juvenile justice system involvement. Mentoring services can be one-on-one, group, peer, or a combination of these types. Applicants in all categories must initiate mentoring services to youth who are 17 years old or younger at the time of admission to the program. Funding can be used to support new mentoring matches or continue existing mentoring matches at the time of application.

OJJDP FY 2020 Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Program

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Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts allow for intensive judicial supervision of youth and the provision of treatment to eligible, drug-involved juvenile offenders with the goal of reducing recidivism and substance abuse. The purpose of this solicitation is to implement new JDTCs and provide support to existing JDTCs to enhance treatment services. Applicants are expected to develop and implement a sustainability plan during the grant period to continue operation of the juvenile drug treatment court when the grant ends.

OJJDP FY 2020 Second Chance Act Addressing the Needs of Incarcerated Parents and Their Minor Children

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This program will provide funding to support states and units of local government to develop programs within detention or correctional facilities to respond to the needs of incarcerated parents who have children younger than age 18. This program supports activities that foster positive family engagement between incarcerated parents and their children within detention and correctional facilities, and implement programs and services that support the children of incarcerated parents to reduce the likelihood of antisocial behaviors and future involvement in the juvenile justice system. 

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