DOJ – Second Chance Act – Comprehensive Statewide Juvenile Reentry Systems Reform Planning (2014)


Developing a juvenile reentry system that reduces recidivism and improves positive youth outcomes is extremely challenging for even the most sophisticated state or local juvenile correctional agency. This solicitation will provide funding for 12-month planning grants during which time state or local-level juvenile justice agencies will convene a reentry task force and develop and finalize a comprehensive statewide juvenile reentry systems reform strategic plan. This plan will guide efforts to reduce the historical baseline recidivism rates for youth returning from confinement in state or locally run and/or managed juvenile correctional facilities. The plan will also guide efforts to reform the system to include: (1) improved assessment policies and practices, (2) a more integrated approach to prerelease services and planning and post-release services and supervision that reflects what research demonstrates improves youth outcomes, and (3) enhanced program/policy monitoring, quality assessments, implementation supports, accountability practices, and youth outcome data collection, analysis, reporting, and decision-making.

Funding Title:    OJJDP FY 2014 Second Chance Act Comprehensive Statewide Juvenile Reentry Systems Reform Planning

Agency Name:    Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Funding Instrument Type:     Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid:    No

Target Population:

Award recipients must admit targeted youth to the program prior to their 18th birthday. However, they may continue to implement a juvenile reentry plan for these individuals beyond their 18th birthday. OJJDP does not have a set timeline for terminating these services, but instead, they can continue as long as is deemed therapeutically necessary.

Expected Number of Awards:     8

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:

A grant made under this program may not cover more than 50 percent of the total costs of the project being funded. Applicants must identify the source of the 50 percent non-federal portion of the budget and how they will use match funds. Grant recipients must provide a minimum of 25 percent of the total project cost in cash match and they may make as much as 25 percent of the total project cost through in-kind contributions of goods or services directly related to the purpose of the grant. Grantees shall use federal funds that they receive and their cash match to supplement, not supplant, non-federal funds that would otherwise be available for the activities funded under this section.

Applicants must identify the source of the 25 percent nonfederal cash portion of the budget and how they will use both cash and in-kind match funds.

How to Apply:     Applicants must register with prior to submitting an application.

Current Closing Date for Applications:       May 13, 2014

Estimated Total Program Funding:    

Award Ceiling:         $100,000

Award Floor:    $0

Eligible Applicants:

State juvenile correctional agencies

Juvenile justice agencies that oversee the reentry process for youth placed in local correctional facilities post-disposition

State juvenile justice planning agency

Priority Consideration:   

Policy and Regulations on Use of Funds:    

Current/Past Funding Recipients:      2013

Samples of Successful Application:

Link to Full Announcement:

Contact Information:    For technical assistance with submitting an application, contact the Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726 or 606-545-5035, or via e-mail to Hotline hours of operation are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except federal holidays.

Categories: Department of Justice, Government Organizations, Reentry, Subgrant Possibilities

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