The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has released its Smart on Juvenile Justice: Systemwide Reform and Reinvestment Initiative funding opportunity for fiscal year 2017. This program supports state efforts to develop and implement systemwide juvenile justice reform to:
- Enhance public safety;
- Reduce reoffending and improve youth outcomes, while still holding youth appropriately accountable;
- Reduce preadjudicatory detention and strengthen diversion and community-based alternatives;
- Ensure equitable treatment of all justice-involved youth;
- Maximize cost savings and cost aversion; and
- Support the strategic reinvestment of these savings toward sustainable, systemic change.
Category 1 funding is reserved for states (including U.S. territories and the District of Columbia) and will support efforts to develop strategic planning tools and resources for systemwide juvenile justice reform. Under Category 2, OJJDP is seeking applications from qualified training and technical assistance providers to support the selected states in developing and implementing their strategic plans. Applications must be submitted through Grants.gov no later than June 29, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
To read the full program announcement and find answers to frequently asked questions, click here.