Funding Opportunities


Department of Labor

Call for Applicants for Face Forward Grants

This grant program from the U.S. Department of Labor offers organizations the opportunity to develop and implement programs that focus on addressing employment barriers faced by youth who are involved with the court system.


Call for Applicants for Medication Assisted Treatment Program

The purpose of this program from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is to provide funding to states to enhance and/or expand their treatment service systems to increase capacity and provide accessible, effective, comprehensive, and coordinated care and evidence-based medication-assisted treatment and recovery support services to individuals with opioid use disorders.

U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance

Call for Applicants to the Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program

The program provides financial and technical assistance for the development and implementation of drug courts that effectively integrate evidence-based substance use treatment, mandatory drug testing, sanctions and incentives, and transitional services in a judicially supervised court setting.

U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance

Call for Applications to the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

The program is designed to increase public safety and improve access to effective treatment for people with mental disorders who are involved with the criminal justice system by facilitating collaboration among the criminal justice, juvenile justice, mental health treatment, and substance use systems.


Call for Applicants: Better Government Competition

Competitive proposals will include creative approaches to reducing the state and federal prison population, reducing recidivism, and addressing racial disparities in the criminal and juvenile justice systems.


Call for Applicants for State Youth Treatment Planning Grants

The program will provide funding to states, territories, and tribes to develop a comprehensive strategic plan in order to improve treatment for youth ages 12–18, and/or transitional aged youth (ages 16–25) who have substance use disorders or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders.


Call for Applicants for Research and Evaluation on Justice Systems

The U.S. Department of Justice is now accepting applications for funding for social and behavioral science research and evaluation related to justice system topics including policing, courts, and institutional and community corrections that are related directly to federal, state, local, or tribal criminal and juvenile justice policy and practice.


Call for Applicants: Postdoctoral Fellowship on Violence Against Women

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is now accepting applications to support a postdoctoral fellow in conducting original data collection and/or secondary data analyses on violence against women, including intimate partner violence, sexual violence, stalking, and teen dating violence.


2015 Juvenile Services Training Institute

Hosted by the National Partnership for Juvenile Services, this training event will provide juvenile justice professionals opportunities to learn and discuss the latest research and information on effective juvenile justice practices.


Call for Applicants: Safety and Justice Challenge Grants

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation recently announced the Safety and Justice Challenge, an initial five-year $75 million investment to reduce over-incarceration by changing the way America thinks about and uses jails. Core to the Challenge is a competition that will fund 20 jurisdictions working to reduce incarceration and improve the way their local criminal justice systems function.

Bureau of Justice Assistance

Call for Applicants: BJA Fellow Program

The intent of the program is to leverage state, local, or tribal subject matter expertise to assess areas of need and to develop strategies, tools, and policies in collaboration with BJA staff for the benefit of the criminal justice field.

Center for Juvenile Justice Reform

Call for Applicants to the 2015 Youth in Custody Certificate Program

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University‘s McCourt School of Public Policy is now accepting applications for the 2015 Youth in Custody Certificate Program. Designed for professionals in the juvenile justice field, this weeklong program helps participants build the skills and capacity to begin or accelerate systematic change and improve the outcomes of youth in custody.


Call for Article Submissions to the Juvenile and Family Court Journal

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges is now accepting submissions to its scholarly, peer-reviewed journal, “Juvenile and Family Court Journal.” Articles should focus on issues of interest to the field of juvenile and family justice, including child abuse and neglect, juvenile delinquency, dual status youth, domestic violence, substance use, child custody and visitation, judicial leadership, and related topics.