The purpose of the Community Policing Development solicitation is to advance the practice of community policing in law enforcement agencies through training and technical assistance, the development of innovative community policing strategies, applied research, guidebooks, and best practices that are national in coped. This grant program will be open to all public governmental agencies, profit and non-profit institutions, universities, community groups, and faith-based organizations. Initiatives that primarily or solely benefit one or a limited number of law enforcement agencies or other entities will not be considered for funding.
Over the past two decades, the number of girls entering the juvenile justice system has grown dramatically. This increase has raised a number of questions for OJJDP, including whether delinquency in girls has worsened or society's responses to girls' behavior have changed. A key question to answer is whether programs and strategies exist to prevent and reduce the delinquency and involvement of girls in the juvenile justice system. This solicitation is designed to fund grants to document and measure the effectiveness of delinquency prevention, intervention, and/or treatment programs in preventing and reducing girls’ risk behavior and offending.
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for funding under its Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems Program. This program furthers DOJ’s mission by supporting states and communities in their efforts to develop, enhance, and implement effective treatment programs for child victims; improve the juvenile justice system; and protect children from victimization and exploitation.
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is soliciting proposals from organizations, groups, or individuals to enter into a cooperative agreement for a 12-month project period. Work under this agreement will result in a policy guide for corrections practitioners charged with the care and custody of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) offenders. In addition to providing guidance in selected operational areas (see Goal 2 and Supplementary Information), the guide will provide: 1) a brief summary of the relevant case law, 2) a description of current terms and definitions relevant to the LGBTI population, including an acknowledgment that these terms evolve and change over time, and 3) a list of topics that should be addressed in initial and ongoing staff training. Informational resources, websites, and sources for additional support should accompany each of these three areas.
OJJDP seeks to expand what is known about nontraditional mentoring programs as a prevention and intervention strategy for juvenile delinquency. While mentoring appears to be a promising intervention for disadvantaged youth, more evaluation work is required to identify the programs and program elements that best bring about desired changes in participating youth. OJJDP seeks to evaluate the effectiveness of select group mentoring programs supported by local Boys and Girls Clubs. The evaluator will work with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) to identify the project’s scope and will monitor the implementation of mentoring programs at several sites across the country. The evaluator will conduct process and outcome evaluations to measure the success of the implementation of these programs and their impact on intervention in and reduction of juvenile delinquency.
The Safe Start Promising Approaches Project will develop and support practice enhancements and innovations to prevent and reduce the impact of children’s exposure to violence in their homes and communities. Applicants for that solicitation may apply under one of two categories:
(1) “Strategic Enhancement,” which improves an ongoing evidence-based model, or (2) “Practice Innovation,” which implements a strategy/intervention based on sound theory and scientific literature, which has yet to be evaluated rigorously.
This national evaluation will measure project sites’ efforts to expand current partnerships between service providers that create a comprehensive service delivery system for preventing children’s exposure to family and community violence and reducing its impact. The evaluation will enhance understanding of the scope of the problem of children's exposure to violence in the United States.
The project’s purpose is to provide for evidence-based or theory-based interventions to prevent and reduce the impact of children’s exposure to violence in their homes and communities. Exposure to violence includes child maltreatment, abuse, or neglect; witnessing domestic violence; and community and/or school violence. This project will address the needs of children and youth ages 0–17 who have been exposed to violence and their families. OJJDP seeks projects that embody a comprehensive and collaborative approach that uses the current knowledge base to address children’s exposure to violence.Applicants may apply under one of two categories: (1) “Strategic Enhancement,” which improves an ongoing evidence-based model, or (2) “Practice Innovation,” which implements astrategy/intervention based on sound theory and evaluative literature, which has yet to be evaluated rigorously. Successful applicants must participate in a rigorous evaluation as part of this project.