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Juvenile justice

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 Youth Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

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With this solicitation, OJJDP seeks applications for funding to support cross-system collaboration to improve responses and outcomes for youth under the age of 18 or youth under the jurisdiction of the juvenile justice system with mental health disorders or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders who come in contact with the juvenile justice system.

OJJDP FY24 Enhancing Youth Defense

Closing Date
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With this solicitation, OJJDP seeks to implement youth defense delivery system enhancements that strengthen and improve the representation of youth involved in the juvenile justice system.