Defending Childhood State Policy Initiative Grants

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Subject: Juvenile Justice, Child/Youth Welfare
Deadline: May 10, 2016

"The Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) will fund the successful applicant to work with as many as four states to implement and facilitate statewide policy and practice initiatives that will advance the ability of those states to: 

  • Ensure that all at-risk children and youth are screened and assessed at each point of contact across youth-serving systems, with a particular focus on the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.
  • Provide evidence-based, trauma-informed treatment services to children and youth exposed to violence.
  • Identify mechanisms to blend and braid funding sources to support identification, screening, assessment, and treatment services. • Improve outcomes for children and youth exposed to violence."

Funder: Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention
Eligibility: "Eligible applicants are limited to nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations) and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education). Recipient organizations must agree to forgo any profit or management fee should they apply."
Amount: Up to $500,000
Contact: Link.