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Grant to a USA Nonprofit, IHE, or Business to Build Capacity of Courts to Assist Substance Abusing Youth

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Juvenile Drug Courts Training and Technical Assistance Program

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

Agency: Federal

GrantWatch ID #166554

Grant Description

Grant to a qualified USA nonprofit, business, or IHE for training and technical assistance to improve the capacity of juvenile drug courts to assist substance abusing youth. Applicants are encouraged to register to apply several weeks before the deadline. The awardee will develop and expand training that will help juvenile drug court programs address the behavioral health of youth and their families who are participating in the program.

Specifically, OJJDP is seeking a provider to deliver training and technical assistance to juvenile drug courts in evidence-based practices, best treatment practices and behavioral health approaches for adolescents and court operations, based on the Sixteen Strategies of Effective Juvenile Drug Courts (attached below).

This program will build, develop, and expand juvenile drug court training and technical assistance for mental health and substance abuse treatment practitioners and juvenile drug court teams nationally. Since the treatment component of the juvenile drug court is critical for successful outcomes, the need for significant training and development exists. Through this program, OJJDP aims to improve the delivery of treatment services of juvenile drug courts nationally, enhance the juvenile drug court model (based on the Juvenile Drug Courts: Strategies in Practice), promote promising and best treatment practices and behavioral approaches, facilitate coordination and leveraging of resources, and enhance research efforts. Juvenile drug courts are funded through a separate OJJDP grant solicitation to serve only nonviolent offenders.

The successful applicant should be knowledgeable of behavioral health approaches and be able to provide guidance for juvenile drug court treatment communities and court staff. The applicant should have substantial experience in identifying and providing juvenile drug court training in best program practices; assessing substance abuse/mental health capacities of established juvenile drug court programs; developing and conducting substance abuse/mental health training for juvenile drug court teams; effectively communicating and collaborating with drug courts; conducting pre/post training evaluations; and collaborating with other agencies to enhance juvenile drug court treatment outcomes.

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  • Community-based Organizations; CBO(s)
  • Faith-based Organizations
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
  • Small businesses
  • Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Recipients, including for-profit organizations, must agree to waive any profit or fee for services.

Pre-Application Information:

Registering with is a one-time process; however, processing delays may occur, and it can take several weeks for first-time registrants to receive confirmation and a user password. OJP encourages applicants to register several weeks before the application submission deadline.

In addition, OJP urges applicants to submit applications 72 hours prior to the application due date to allow time to receive validation messages or rejection notifications from, and to correct in a timely fashion any problems that may have caused a rejection notification.

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Term of Contract:

12-month project period, beginning on October 1, 2016.

If the awardee demonstrates significant progress toward implementing project activities and achieving project goals, OJJDP may, in certain cases, provide supplemental funding for FY 2017 and FY 2018 to the awardee. With the supplemental funding, the project period will be extended for two additional 12-month increments for an overall project period of 36 months.

Contact Information:

For technical assistance with submitting an application, contact the Customer Support Hotline:
800-518-4726 or 606-545-5035
Hotline hours of operation are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except federal holidays.

Applicants who experience unforeseen technical issues beyond their control that prevent them from submitting their application by the deadline must e-mail the Response Center:
within 24 hours after the application deadline and request approval to submit their application.

For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation, contact the Response Center:
TTY: 301-240-6310 (Hearing impaired only)
Response Center hours of operation are 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM ET, Monday through Friday.

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