OJJDP FY 2017 Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Program – The purpose of this solicitation is to support existing JDTCs in bringing their current practices into alignment with the JDTC Guidelines. Successful applicants will be expected to work closely with OJJDP’s training and technical assistance provider in this alignment process. Under the JDTC Guidelines Initiative, OJJDP is also funding a separate evaluation of the implementation of the Guidelines and the impact that courts aligned with the Guidelines have on youth outcomes. While these research activities are funded separately, successful applicants under this initiative will be expected to work with the researchers to participate in the evaluation activities (outlined further below). OJJDP anticipates that participation in and findings from this evaluation will lead to updates to the Guidelines, which will continue to improve their clarity and usefulness to JDTCs. The evaluation findings will also lead to further understanding of how to promote the best outcomes for youth involved in the courts. Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time (ET) on May 02, 2017.