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Deadline: June 1, 2015

U.S. Department of Justice: Second Chance Act Supporting Latino/a Youth from Out-of-Home Placement to the Community

The Second Chance Act authorizes grants to nonprofit organizations to provide mentoring and other transitional services, family programming, and employment assistance to help justice-involved youth transition successfully from out of home placement or confinement to the community. This program supports the implementation and delivery of transitional/reentry services that include one-to-one, group, and peer mentoring services to justice-involved Latino/a youth. Transitional services include a broad range of activities, including case management, supporting comprehensive services to promote responsible civic and family engagement, and strategies that enhance the life skills and future of Latino/a youth and their families. For the purpose of this solicitation, mentoring is a structured relationship between an adult or trained peer and one or more Latino/a youth. Applicants should propose culturally competent programming for Latino/a youth. Program services may be provided to youth who were adjudicated prior to their 25th birthday.

Amount: Five awards of up to $500,000 each will be made for a 24-month project period.

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations (including faith-based, tribal, and community nonprofit organizations) and federally recognized Indian tribes with a demonstrable history of providing community-based reentry programs and services for Latino/a youth.

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

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