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OJJDP Observes National Drug Court Month

May is National Drug Court Month. OJJDP-funded drug courts help youth and families overcome the effects of substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. In 2019, OJJDP awarded more than $19 million to drug court programs nationwide.

Office of Justice Programs Recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month

The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) joins communities nationwide in observing Child Abuse Prevention Month.

“Child maltreatment is pervasive and happens in many ways, from neglect, physical and sexual abuse to online exploitation, sex trafficking and the damage wrought by America’s addiction crisis,” said OJP Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Katharine T. Sullivan.

Office of Justice Programs Announces More Than $55 Million To Fight Human Trafficking

The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) recently announced more than $55 million in grant funding to help communities combat human trafficking and serve children and adult survivors of trafficking. Today, OJJDP released the Preventing Trafficking of Girls funding opportunity, which supports prevention and early intervention programs for girls who are at risk of or are victims of sex trafficking.

OJJDP Announces Deadline Extensions to Funding Opportunities

FY 2020 OJJDP Funding Opportunities

OJJDP has announced a 2-week deadline extension on solicitations with applications originally due between March 16 and March 31, 2020. The Office of Justice Programs is actively assessing the potential impacts that COVID-19 may have on the FY 2020 grant application process.