DOJ – Second Chance Act – Juveniles with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders (2014)

Description: The Second Chance Act of 2007 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 2013 Second Chance Act Reentry Program for Juveniles with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders seeks to reduce long-term alcohol and other substance abuse among juveniles in secure confinement facilities and to improve drug treatment and mental health services provided to them during their confinement and through the completion of their court supervision. A secure confinement facility may include a juvenile detention center, juvenile correctional facility, or staff-secure facility. Eligible juveniles must have been confined under juvenile court jurisdiction. This program is authorized by the Second Chance Act, (Pub. L. 110-199),(42 U.S.C. § 3797w)

Funding Title: Second Chance Act Reentry Program for Juveniles with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders

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

Funding Instrument Type: Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid:  Yes

Target Population: Youth prior to their 18th birthday

Expected Number of Awards: 6

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

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

Current Closing Date for Applications:  Jun 24, 2013

Award Ceiling: $600,000

Award Floor: $0

Eligible Applicants:

  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • State governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

Priority Consideration: See

Current/Past Funding Recipients: 2013

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 Support Hotline hours of operation are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except federal holidays.

Categories: Children, Department of Justice, Express Language for Legal Aid, Government Organizations, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations, Reentry, Subgrant Possibilities, Substance Use Disorder

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