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Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA)

Did You Know? Youth Have the Right to Legal Counsel

On May 15, 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court’s In re Gault decision affirmed that youth have a constitutional right to due process protections, including access to legal counsel during juvenile court proceedings.

OJJDP FY24 Nonparticipating States: Texas and Wyoming

Closing Date
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Application JustGrants Deadline
With this solicitation, OJJDP seeks to support nonprofit organizations and local public agencies in the following nonparticipating states: Texas and Wyoming, for the purposes of carrying out activities of the kinds described in the core requirements under the Act (34 U.S.C. § 11133(11), (12), (13), and (15).

OJJDP FY 2022 and 2023 Nonparticipating States: Connecticut (2022), Nebraska (2022), Texas (2022 and 2023), Wyoming (2022 and 2023)

Closing Date
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Application JustGrants Deadline
With this solicitation, OJJDP seeks to support states and territories to plan, establish, operate, coordinate, and evaluate policies and projects, directly or through grants and contracts with private nonprofit and public agencies, for the development of more effective education, training, research, prevention, diversion, treatment, and rehabilitation programs in the area of youth delinquency as well as juvenile justice system improvement efforts.