Second Chance Act – Juvenile Reentry Demonstration Program: Planning and Implementation

Description:

The Second Chance Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-199) provides a comprehensive response to the increasing number of incarcerated adults and juveniles who are released from prison, jail, and juvenile residential facilities and are returning to their communities. The FY 2014 Second Chance Act Two-Phase Juvenile Reentry Demonstration Program will help ensure that the assessments and services youth receive in secure confinement, reentry planning process, and services and supervision youth receive upon reentry promote reduced recidivism rates and improvements in positive youth outcomes. A secure confinement facility may include a juvenile detention center, juvenile correctional facility, or staff-secure facility. Eligible juveniles must have been confined under the custody of a local or state juvenile correctional agency and must be admitted to the program prior to their 18th birthday. However, award recipients 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; they can continue as long as is deemed therapeutically necessary.

Funding Title:    OJJDP Second Chance Act Two-Phase Juvenile Reentry Demonstration Program: Planning and Implementation

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

Funding Instrument Type:     Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid:    Yes

Target Population:

Targeted youth must be confined under the custody of a local or state juvenile correctional agency and admitted to the program prior to their 18th birthday. However, award recipients may continue to implement a juvenile reentry plan for these individuals beyond their 18th birthday. They also must be a specific medium- to high-risk subset of the population of individuals currently held in secure confinement facilities, such as a juvenile detention center, juvenile correctional facility, or staff-secure facility.

Expected Number of Awards:    15

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:    No

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

Current Closing Date for Applications:   Jun 2, 2014

Estimated Total Program Funding:          

Award Ceiling:    $750,000

Award Floor:    $0

Eligible Applicants:

City or township governments

Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

State governments

County governments

Priority Consideration:

Applicants who include the following information:

(1)    Demonstrate the existing internal capacity or have partnerships with local experts to measure youth reentry outcomes in the way identified in the Defining and Measuring Youth Reentry Outcomes section of this solicitation, such that the concrete impact of their grant award on youth reentry outcomes can be clearly measured and shared.

(2)    Propose juvenile reentry projects that advance, in a substantial and sustained manner, the adoption, integration, and effective implementation of the principles and practices that research has demonstrated improve youth outcomes as identified in Appendix A of this solicitation.

(3)    Demonstrate how they will sustain project activities, if successful, after the grant period and how they will integrate these activities as core components of the jurisdiction-wide juvenile reentry system and process. OJJDP will take letters of approval from juvenile correctional administrators and/or the agency that oversees the reentry process of youth in local juvenile facilities as strong evidence that applications meet this priority consideration.

(4)    Focus the initiative on geographic areas with a disproportionate population of offenders released from juvenile facilities.

(5)    Include input from nonprofit organizations, as relevant and appropriate, consultation with crime victims and released offenders, and coordination with families of offenders.

(6)    Demonstrate effective case assessment and management abilities to provide comprehensive and continuous reentry.

(7)    Review the process by which the applicant adjudicates violations of parole, probation, or supervision following release from a juvenile facility, taking into account public safety and the use of graduated, community-based sanctions for minor and technical violations of parole, probation, or supervision (specifically those violations that are not otherwise, and independently, a violation of law).

(8)    Provide for an independent evaluation of reentry programs that include, to the maximum extent possible, random assignment and controlled studies to determine their effectiveness.

(9)    Target high-risk offenders for reentry programs through validated assessment tools

Policy and Regulations on Use of Funds:  

Current/Past Funding Recipients:      2013(for planning)

2013 (for implementation)

Samples of Successful Application:

Link to Full Announcement:    http://www.ojjdp.gov/grants/solicitations/FY2014/2ndChanceDemo.pdf

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

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Categories: DOJ, Express Language for Legal Aid, Government Organizations, Juvenile, Native American, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations, Pass-Through Funds/ Block Grants, Reentry, Subgrant Possibilities

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