Funding to Reform Youth Out-of-Home Placement, Seeks Better Options

Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP-DOJ); Program: Smart on Juvenile Justice: Out-of-Home Placement (CFDA Number: 16.540) (Funding Opportunity Number: OJJDP-2017-10980); Eligibility: State governments; Funding: $750,000 for three awards (no match required); Deadline: Feb. 22.

Summary: The program will expand the use of community-based alternatives to out-of-home placement in juvenile delinquency and criminal incidents and minimize approaches based solely on control and deterrence in favor of individualized treatment and services.

Specifically, governments will implement reforms to reduce their use of out-of-home placement to include: use of validated risk and needs assessment instruments to more effectively determine whether out-of-home placement is the appropriate and necessary; develop a continuum of community-based alternatives to detention and placement in jurisdictions that have identified a need through a comprehensive resource inventory; implement policies to reduce the use of out-of-home placement; and create reform strategies, such as realignment and reinvestment, to reduce the use of out-of-home placement.

Info:

https://goo.gl/weGDju (NOFA); for technical assistance, support@grants.gov 800–518–4726, 606–545–5035, or grants@ncjrs.gov, email.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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