Second Chance Act Juvenile Community Supervision Improvement Program
Objectives and Deliverables
The program supports the planning and implementation phases of a community supervision improvement strategy that incorporates critical juvenile community supervision functions, including the use of a comprehensive assessment of risk for reoffending, strengths, and needs; cognitive-behavioral interventions; family engagement; release readiness; permanency planning; and staffing and workforce competencies.
The goals of this program are to:
- Promote and increase collaboration among agencies and officials who work in probation, pretrial, law enforcement, and related community corrections fields;
- Implement strategies for the identification, supervision, and treatment of medium- to high- risk youth that may serve as a model for other agencies throughout the country;
- Objectively assess or evaluate the impact of innovative and evidence-based supervision and treatment strategies; and
- Demonstrate the use and efficacy of evidence-based practices and principles to improve the delivery of community supervision strategies and practices.
Grantees must establish a juvenile community supervision improvement task force composed of relevant state, tribal, territorial, or local leaders; service providers; nonprofit organizations; and other stakeholders.
For more information, see the most recent OJJDP grant solicitation.