The Bureau of Justice Assistance has announced two FY2018 funding opportunities under the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI). JRI uses criminal justice data to design and implement innovative, research-based, and comprehensive approaches to reduce crime, cut recidivism rates, and shift resources toward more cost-effective safety strategies that work.
The grant provides funding for courts that use the treatment drug court model to expand substance use disorder treatment services.
The program provides funding to expand substance addiction treatment services in existing family treatment drug courts that address the needs of the family as a whole and include direct service provisions to children 18 and under.
The program provides funding to improve access to treatment and support services for youth and young adults, ages 16–25, including those who may not be working, in school, or in vocational and higher education programs, as well as youth and young adults who are in contact with the juvenile or criminal justice system.
The program provides funding to build or expand the capacity of state educational agencies, in partnership with state mental health agencies overseeing school-aged youth and local education agencies, to increase awareness of mental health issues and provide training for school personnel and other adults who interact with school-aged youth.
The New York County District Attorney’s Office is requesting proposals to evaluate early diversion programs for young adults and adults.
The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, in partnership with the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators, is now accepting applications for its 2019 cohort of Youth in Custody Practice Model sites.
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is offering training to criminal justice professionals and government contractors. The NIC will provide qualified facilitator trainers at no cost while the host agency provides the training facility and instructional support.
The grant provides funding aimed at increasing economic opportunities for women and girls through workforce and vocational skill development, financial literacy education, and entrepreneurship.
Serving Safely is a national initiative designed to improve interactions between police and persons affected by mental illnesses and developmental disabilities.
The training institute features a portfolio of on-site training opportunities addressing critical topics in juvenile justice, including probation system review training and multi-system information and data sharing.
This initiative supports research to test the effectiveness of combined strategies to both detect and intervene to reduce the risk of suicide behavior, suicide ideation, and non-suicidal self-harm among youth involved the justice system.