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National Juvenile Justice Evaluation Center

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $393,160)

OJJDP seeks to establish a National Juvenile Justice Evaluation Center (NJJEC) that will advance the capacity of states, tribes, and communities to develop and implement policies, procedures, and practices that support their ability to evaluate their activities and use the findings to enhance their juvenile justice activities and programs. NJJEC will accomplish its mission through a broad range of activities, including training and technical assistance; information dissemination; collaboration with policymakers, practitioners, researchers, and evaluators; and partnerships with federal, state, and local agencies. This solicitation is authorized by Sections 221223 of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDP Act) of 1974, as amended, 42 U.S.C. §§ 5631-5633.

The goal of the proposed project is to improve the capacity of states, tribes, and communities to design and implement evaluation activities and utilize the findings from these evaluation efforts to improve their juvenile justice programs. Project activities over the 12-month project will include a needs assessment, development of a Web site, development of two manuscripts, and production of a comprehensive report recommending subsequent project activities and deliverables for years two and three of the project. In addition, the grantee will hold an advisory group meeting of project stakeholders and a working group meeting to collaborate with other OJJDP training and technical assistance providers. The grantee will provide timely responses to information requests regarding evaluation from OJJDP. Finally, they will provide technical assistance to jurisdictions that request such assistance. Progress toward the goal and objectives will be measured by submission of OJJDP required performance measures.


Date Created: September 2, 2010