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OJJDP Is Taking Action To Achieve an Equitable Juvenile Justice System

By Chyrl Jones, Acting OJJDP Administrator

When President Biden proclaimed October 2021 as National Youth Justice Action Month, he noted that far too many young people have been "sidelined by unnecessary encounters with the justice system." Citing the adverse effects of system involvement, the President called for a national shift from incarceration to prevention.

National Youth Justice Action Month supports intervention and prevention strategies...

OJJDP Announces New Funding Opportunities

FY 2020 OJJDP Funding Opportunities

OJJDP has announced the following fiscal year 2020 funding opportunities: 

  • Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS): All applications are due by February 25, 2020. 
    (Open to federally recognized Tribes and Tribal consortia.)
    • CTAS Category 8: Juvenile Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts    
    • CTAS Category 9: Tribal Youth Program 

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

Closing Date

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...

Department of Justice Awards More Than $74.5 Million To Reduce Recidivism

On April 25, 2019, the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs awarded more than $74.5 million in grants to reduce recidivism among adults and youth after confinement. OJJDP, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, and the National Institute of Justice awarded grants to state, local, and tribal jurisdictions, research institutions, and organizations to support reentry. OJJDP awarded $14.2 million to support reentry for detained juveniles...

OJJDP Announces New Funding Opportunities

OJJDP has announced the following fiscal year 2019 funding opportunities: