DOJ – Second Chance Act – Implementing Statewide Plans To Improve Outcomes for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System (2016)

Applications Due: March 8, 2016, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time


Section 101 of the Second Chance Act authorizes the Department of Justice to award grants to states to improve reentry outcomes for incarcerated youth. The Second Chance Act Program helps communities develop and implement comprehensive and collaborative strategies that address the challenges that reentry and recidivism reduction pose. Developing a comprehensive approach for reducing recidivism is challenging for even the most sophisticated juvenile justice agencies, requiring access to data, changes to service delivery, and coordination from multiple systems. This program will provide grants to support the implementation of an existing statewide plan to better align juvenile justice policy, practice, and resource allocation with what research shows works to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for youth in contact with the juvenile justice system.

 Funding Title: OJJDP FY 16 Second Chance Act: Implementing Statewide Plans To Improve Outcomes for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

Agency Name: Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention

Funding Opportunity Number: OJJDP-2016-9142

 Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement

Express Language for Legal Aid: No

Target Population:  Youth involved in the juvenile justice system with a specific emphasis on youth assessed, per the statewide plan using a validated risk assessment tool, as moderate and high risk for reoffending; under community supervision; and placed in and returning from a period of incarceration in state, local, and privately run facilities.

Expected Number of Awards: 3

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,000,000

 Award Ceiling: $1,000,000

Award Floor: $0

How to Apply: Applicants must register with prior to submitting an application. OJP encourages applicants to register several weeks before the application submission deadline. In addition, OJP urges applicants to submit applications 72 hours prior to the application due date. All applications are due to be submitted and in receipt of a successful validation message in by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on March 8, 2016.

Current Closing Date for Applications: March 8, 2016, 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time

Eligible Applicants: Eligible applicants are limited to states that have developed a statewide plan to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for youth in contact with the juvenile justice system.

Link to Full Announcement: Here

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. For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation, contact the Response Center by telephone at 800-851-3420 or TTY: 301-240-6310 (Hearing impaired only), by e-mail at, or by web chat.

Response Center hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday. Answers to frequently asked questions that may assist applicants are posted here.


Categories: Children, Department of Justice, Government Organizations, Pass-Through Funds/ Block Grants, Reentry, Subgrant Possibilities, Victims of Crime

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