OJJDP FY 2014 Enhancements to Juvenile Drug Courts

OJJDP FY 2014 Enhancements to Juvenile Drug Courts – The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) envisions a nation where our children are healthy, educated, and free from violence. If they come into contact with the juvenile justice system, the contact should be rare, fair and beneficial to them. To fulfill this vision, OJJDP will make awards to currently operating juvenile drug courts to enhance their capacity and the services they provide. A juvenile drug court provides comprehensive, developmentally appropriate, community-based services for youth who come in contact with the juvenile justice system due to alcohol or other drug use. Applicants are limited to states, state courts, local courts, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments acting directly or through agreement with other public or private entities. Applicants must have an operating juvenile drug court. If a subunit of government (e.g. county probation department, district attorney’s office, or pretrial services agency) wishes to apply, the authorized representative must designate that applicant for purposes of applying for this grant. For example, the county executive may designate the county probation or county district attorney’s office as its representative for the purpose of applying for this grant. In such cases, the applicant must submit an authorization letter. OJJDP welcomes applications that involve two or more entities; however, one eligible entity must be the applicant and the others must be proposed as subrecipients. The applicant must be the entity with primary responsibility for conducting and leading the juvenile drug court. OJJDP may elect to make awards for applications submitted under this solicitation in future fiscal years, dependent on the merit of the applications and on the availability of appropriations. Current Closing Date for Applications: July 23, 2014.