Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Resources

Expert Help & Training

National Gang Center (NGC)

Offers a variety of evidence-based resources, information, training, strategic tools, technical assistance, and expert help to communities facing severe and emerging gang problems. Assists with the development of comprehensive strategies to prevent gang involvement, reduce gang-related crime and violence, and improve public safety and well-being in urban, suburban, and rural communities across the nation.

Sponsors: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

Funding

Funding to address substance use disorders (SUDs) and related issues. List may include programs with a primary purpose other than addressing SUDs.

Mentoring for Youth Affected by the Opioid Crisis and Drug Addiction Inactive

Expands existing mentoring services and activities for at-risk youth and youth currently misusing or addicted to opioids, methamphetamine, or other substances. Supports the development of innovative, high quality services, utilizing various mentoring approaches, such as one-on-one, group, or peer mentoring, designed to reduce substance use, delinquency, and other problem behaviors. Offers educational and support services to youth and their family members to address opioid or drug addiction issues.

Application Deadline: Mar 30, 2021
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Multistate Mentoring Programs Initiative Inactive

Expands and enhances existing mentoring services and activities for youth ages 17 or younger at risk for juvenile delinquency, victimization, and justice system involvement. Seeks to support organizations that operate a mentoring program in multiple states and promote the use of various evidence-based mentoring approaches, such as one-on-one, group, or peer mentoring, to meet the needs of the target youth population, including youth in rural communities and those affected by drug addiction. Utilizes mentoring to reduce risk factors and problem behaviors, such as poor school attendance/performance, substance use, or gang participation, and works to provide young people opportunities for personal growth and development.

Application Deadline: Mar 23, 2021
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
National Mentoring Programs Inactive

Provides funding to national organizations operating in 45 or more states to expand existing mentoring services and activities for youth ages 17 or younger at risk for juvenile delinquency, victimization, and justice system involvement. Supports various evidence-based mentoring approaches, such as one-on-one, group, or peer mentoring, to meet the needs of the target youth population, including youth in rural communities and those affected by drug addiction. Utilizes mentoring to reduce risk factors and problem behaviors, such as poor school attendance/performance, substance use, or gang participation, and works to provide young people opportunities for personal growth and development.

Application Deadline: Mar 23, 2021
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Comprehensive Tribal Justice Systems Strategic Planning - Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Purpose Area #2 Inactive

Funds to support strategic planning and development to improve tribal justice systems, public safety, and community wellness. Supports plans to address violent crime and illegal use of substances, including alcohol and opioids. Offers links to training and technical assistance providers to help communities and law enforcement provide services to victims of child abuse, domestic and/or dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Part of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).

Application Deadline: Mar 16, 2021
Sponsors: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office for Victims of Crimes (OVC), Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Juvenile Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts - Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Purpose Area #8 Inactive

Funds to develop new or expand existing juvenile healing to wellness courts to enhance the capacity of tribal courts to respond to the alcohol and substance use related issues of youth under the age of 21. Emphasizes creating comprehensive diversion and alternatives to incarceration programs for those impacted by the opioid epidemic. Part of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).

Application Deadline: Mar 16, 2021
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Tribal Youth Program (TYP) - Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Purpose Area #9 Inactive

Funds tribal efforts to reduce and prevent juvenile delinquency through prevention, intervention, and treatment services to violence-exposed children. Supports interventions for court-involved tribal youth and offers substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and prevention programs. Aims to promote public safety and positive outcomes by helping the juvenile justice system respond more fairly to American Indian and Alaska Native youth. Part of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).

Application Deadline: Mar 16, 2021
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Second Chance Act Addressing the Needs of Incarcerated Parents and Their Minor Children Inactive

Offers funding to states, territories, and units of local government to promote and expand services in detention and correctional faculties to meet the needs of incarcerated individuals and their minor children, and to provides services to children of incarcerated parents. Focuses on supporting activities that foster positive family engagement, and programs to reduce the likelihood of antisocial behaviors and future involvement in the juvenile justice system in children with incarcerated parents.

Application Deadline: Mar 5, 2021
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Juvenile Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program Inactive

Offers funding to states, territories, local governments, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments to increase public safety by supporting cross-system collaboration to improve responses and outcomes for youth with mental illness (MI) or co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse (CMISA) who come into contact with the juvenile justice system.

Application Deadline: May 4, 2020
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Youth Gang Suppression Implementation Grants Program Inactive

Supports communities and law enforcement in developing and implementing evidence-based suppression strategies outlined in the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Comprehensive Gang Model that target youth who are currently at risk of being involved with gangs. Works to promote public safety by reducing gang violence and victimization experienced by youth and decreasing risk factors associated with juvenile delinquency, such as substance abuse.

Application Deadline: Jun 24, 2019
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Gang Suppression: A Law Enforcement and Prosecutorial Approach to Address Gang Recruitment of Unaccompanied Alien Children Inactive

Provides funds to increase the capacity of law enforcement agencies to reduce violence, gang-related crime, and delinquency and victimization by youth, specifically transitional-aged minors. Supports evidence-based prevention, intervention, enforcement, and trauma response strategies to foster public safety and help youth heal from violent experiences. Provides funding and technical assistance to communities to develop and implement effective strategies that address transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) and decrease gang involvement for unaccompanied alien children (UAC).

Application Deadline: Oct 4, 2018
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

Information

OJJDP Mentoring Program

Describes opportunities and resources related to mentoring, including relevant research, programmatic grants, training and technical assistance, and publications. Aims to increase access to effective mentoring services for youth in hopes of reducing youth substance use, aggression, depression, and criminal behavior while improving self-esteem, academic performance, and peer relationships.

Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)