The Juvenile Probation Reform Academy is designed to instruct probation and parole directors and managers on the core principles demonstrated by research to reduce recidivism and improve other outcomes for youth in the juvenile justice system.
The Academies will feature in-depth discussion on topics such as implementing alternatives to arrest, and reducing racial and ethnic disparities in arrest and jail decisions, and many others.
The purpose of this program is to assist high-risk youth and families and promote resilience and equity in communities that have recently faced civil unrest through implementation of evidence-based, violence prevention, and community youth engagement programs, as well as linkages to trauma-informed behavioral health services.
The initiative is carried out through partnerships between researchers, educators, and other stakeholders, including law enforcement and mental health professionals. Funding under this program may be used to support and address a wide range of school safety activities, such as school resource officer training, school-based mental health, or improved disciplinary policies.
This initiative supports statewide juvenile justice reform efforts to reduce reoffending, improve outcomes for youth, and reduce racial and ethnic disparities.
This four-year pilot program is intended to implement and evaluate new Assisted Outpatient Treatment programs and identify evidence-based practices.
The program is designed to provide school and district staff, court professionals, juvenile justice, law enforcement, child welfare and other child serving leaders with the knowledge and understanding necessary to address the educational and related needs of children known to, or at risk of entering, the juvenile justice system.
BJA is seeking applications from organizations that have demonstrated experience and expertise in reentry programming, training, and technical assistance.
The goal of this program is to support jurisdictions in developing and implementing comprehensive and collaborative strategies that address the challenges to increasing public safety and reducing recidivism for medium- to high-risk individuals reentering communities from incarceration.
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) is now accepting applications from individuals interested in joining its Peer Reviewer Program. Peer reviewers are experts around the country who have extensive knowledge about OJP’s grant programs and the activities and funding support.