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Deadline: June 15, 2015

U.S. Department of Justice: Second Chance Act Smart on Juvenile Justice – Community Supervision

As many as 100,000 youth younger than 18 years old are released from juvenile correctional facilities every year. These young people often return to their communities with complex needs, such as physical and behavioral health issues and barriers to education and employment. This grant program will provide planning grants to state and local government agencies and federally recognized Native American/Alaskan Native tribes to support their efforts to develop and finalize a comprehensive juvenile community supervision reform strategic plan that will implement evidence-based supervision strategies to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for juveniles under community supervision.

During the 12-month planning phase, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) will require grantees to develop:

  1. Collaborative cross-disciplinary teams of state or local stakeholders engaged in providing community supervision services
  2. A plan to assess current policies, practices, and training for juvenile community supervision
  3. Strategies to strengthen systematic continuity of care throughout the phases of the reentry continuum
  4. Strategies to develop quality oversight and improvement in data collection methods to achieve a reduction in the jurisdiction’s historical baseline juvenile recidivism rate.

When grantees complete their strategic plan, OJJDP expects to invite them to submit applications through a competitive process for implementation grants.

Amount: Up to 10 grants of up to $100,000 each will be made.

Eligibility: States (including territories), units of local government, and federally recognized tribal governments.

Link: http://www.ojjdp.gov/grants/solicitations/FY2015/CommunitySupervisions.pdf

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