The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is accepting applications for the 2019 Addressing the Needs of Incarcerated Parents and Their Minor Children Program, which is funded through the Second Chance Act.
This program provides funding to promote and expand services for incarcerated parents and their minor children younger than 18, and helps children of incarcerated parents gain more access to services that support their needs. The program will also provide states and localities with funding to implement positive family engagement strategies and activities that address the needs of incarcerated parents and their minor children. Program activities include developing strategies to increase and enhance communication between the child and his or her incarcerated parent while maintaining safe facilities, providing transitional reentry services that incorporate a focus on parental responsibility, and supporting the delivery of community-based services to meet the needs of minor children with an incarcerated parent.
Applications are due by April 15.