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U.S. Department of Justice: Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems Program

Deadline: June 15, 2015

The purpose of this program is to prevent sexual reoffending, promote healing, and provide services for victims and families. This program will fund agencies that use a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to provide intervention and supervision services for youth with sexual behavior problems and treatment services for their child victims and families. Award recipients will target services for youth with sexual behavior problems, their child victim(s), and parents/caregivers of the offending youth and child victims. Youth participating in this program must undergo a mental health evaluation to determine if they are amenable to community-based treatment and intervention. Targeted youth with sexual behavior problems should have no prior history of court involvement for sexual misconduct.

This program will assist communities in developing a multi-disciplinary, comprehensive approach to providing treatment services and community supervision for youth with sexual behavior problems and treatment services to victims and families of these youth. The program will focus on interfamilial and/or coresidential child victims and youth with problematic sexual behavior. Examples of these types of sexual behaviors include, but are not limited to sexual contact between children who do not know each other well (i.e., foster home or institutional setting); sexual contact between children of different ages, sizes, and developmental levels; aggressive or coerced sexual contact; sexual contact that causes harm to the child or others; and sexual contact that causes another child to be highly upset and/or fearful.

Amount: Two awards of up to $300,000 each for a 24 month project period.

Eligibility: States (including territories), units of local government, federally recognized tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations), and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education).

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

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