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Family-Based Justice Center

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The Family Based Justice Center delivers training and technical assistance to states, communities, local courts, units of local government, and federally recognized Tribal governments to implement or enhance family-based alternative sentencing programs, which allows caregivers in the justice system to remain united with their families.

Provider Organization

New York University
Award Details


The Family Based Justice Center provides universal, targeted, and tailored assistance for OJJDP grantees and the field. The Center has identified best practices and model programs for interested parties and those currently implementing programming in their jurisdictions. With the center's tools, communities will have the resources to implement quality family-based alternative programs to reduce family separation due to incarceration.


  • Child Protection and Advocacy Professionals
  • Child Welfare Personnel
  • Court Personnel
  • Detention/Corrections Staff
  • Faith-Based Organizations
  • Families
  • Juvenile Justice Specialists
  • Law Enforcement
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Mentoring Professionals
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Parole
  • Probation Officers
  • Prosecutors
  • Social Services
  • Tribal Community
  • Youth Advocates
  • Youth Services Professionals


OJJDP family based alternative sentencing grantees and other jurisdictions implementing alternative sentencing programs for families.



  • Child Welfare System 
  • Data
  • Evaluation
  • Family Engagement
  • Foster Youth
  • Information
  • Mental Health
  • Positive Youth Development
  • Tribal Court
  • Tribal Law Enforcement
  • Tribal Youth
  • Youth Involvement

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Date Published: July 17, 2023