Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Resources

Expert Help & Training

Family Drug Courts Training and Technical Assistance Program

Provides training and technical assistance to states, tribes, and local jurisdictions to develop, enhance, and sustain family treatment courts (FTC). Offers a range of resources, publications, and web-based learning tools to help implement evidence-based practices, strengthen family treatment court operations, and achieve better outcomes for participants. Promotes the use family treatment courts to provide safe environments for children and address the needs of justice-involved parents with substance use disorders (SUD) through intensive judicial monitoring and interventions to treat SUD and other co-occurring risk factors.

Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Project

Provides training and technical assistance to juvenile drug treatment courts (JDTC) to enhance the capacity, knowledge, and skills of JDTC programs to effectively deliver services to justice-involved youth impacted by substance use and create safer and healthier communities. Offers resources, materials, and programming to support JDTCs in implementing best practices and building recovery capital and other support services for youth offenders and their families dealing with issues related to substance use.

Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
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)
National Mentoring Resource Center

Offers training and technical assistance to mentoring practitioners and programs seeking to implement and operate mentoring programs to achieve positive outcomes for justice-involved youth. Provides youth mentors with information, tools, program, and training materials to support the use of evidence-based practices and innovative models designed to increase the quality and effectiveness of various program types, including group, peer, school-based, or web-based mentoring. Promotes mentoring as an important approach to support youth safety and well-being, prevent or decrease their involvement with the justice system, and reduce crime.

Sponsor: 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.

Opioid Affected Youth Initiative Inactive

Provides funding to support prevention, intervention, diversion, and treatment programs and services to benefit youth and families impacted by opioids and other substance use disorders. Seeks to enhance public safety through collaboration with law enforcement, courts, organizations that address substance use, child welfare agencies and other community stakeholders. Funding is also available to develop and implement training and technical assistance resources to promote best practices and innovative strategies to address the opioid crisis.

Application Deadline: Jun 28, 2021
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Family Drug Court Program (FDCP) Inactive

Grants funds to help jurisdictions establish new, enhance existing, or expand family drug court operations state- or county-wide. Offers substance use treatment, prevention, and support services to parents, including veterans, using the family drug court model. Aims to provide recovery support and other services to reunify families and protect children, and supervise parents with opioid use disorder (OUD), other substance use disorders (SUDs), or co-occurring mental health disorders (CODs).

Application Deadline: Jun 22, 2021
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Program (JDTC) Inactive

Grants funds to assist jurisdictions with starting a juvenile drug treatment court (JDTC) or strengthening the assessment procedures and treatment systems of an existing JDTC. Seeks to reduce recidivism and substance use through intensive court supervision, effective treatment, and other trauma-informed services for youth with substance use disorder (SUD), such as opioid use disorder (OUD), or co-occurring mental health disorders (CODs).

Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2021
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Second Chance Act Youth Offender Reentry Program Inactive

Offers funding to states, territories, local governments, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments to increase public safety and reduce recidivism among moderate to high-risk youth following release from a juvenile residential facility. Seeks to support program services within a facility that provide screening and assessment of youth needs, such as mental health, substance use, housing status, and risk of reoffending; identify and coordinate appropriate community-based program services at least 90 days prior to release; provide case management services; and connect youth with evidence-based programming designed to ensure continuity of services and a successful transition from placement to the community during the appropriate prerelease and post-release phases of the reentry program.

Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2021
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
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)