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May/June 2005
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Missing Children's Day
Faith-Based Initiatives
Court Coordination Program
EUDL Conference
New Publications
Funding Update
Coordinating Council
Advisory Committee

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The following is a brief summary of OJJDP's recent funding activities. Be sure to check the Current Funding section of the OJJDP Web site for the latest news on OJJDP funding opportunities. To receive e-mail notification of new funding opportunities, subscribe to JUVJUST.

Juvenile and Family Drug Court Program Grants

The Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program provides financial and technical assistance to states, state courts, local courts, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments to develop and implement drug courts that integrate substance abuse treatment, mandatory drug testing, sanctions and incentives, and transitional services. OJJDP administers the family and juvenile components of the Drug Court Program and is currently reviewing FY 2005 grant applications for the following: Family Drug Court Implementation Program, Juvenile Drug Court Implementation Program, and Single Jurisdiction Juvenile or Family Drug Court Enhancement Program. The application deadline was May 20, 2005.

National Evaluation of Safe Start Program

OJJDP soon will begin reviewing proposals for the design of the Evaluation of the Safe Start: Promising Approaches for Children Exposed to Violence and expects to announce an award in summer 2005. The selected design will be implemented over 5 years, with a budget of up to $1 million for the first 12 months of work (approximately September 1, 2005–August 31, 2006). May 7 was the deadline for registering to submit an application; June 7 is the application deadline.

Reentry Initiative Grants To Support Faith-Based and Community Transitional Services for Former Prisoners

The U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL's) Employment and Training Administration has announced the availability of up to $19.8 million to be competitively awarded for projects that carry out the Prisoner Reentry Initiative. The initiative seeks to reduce recidivism by helping nonviolent prisoners find work and stable housing when they return to their communities. Collaboratively developed by the Departments of Labor, Justice, Housing and Urban Development, and Health and Human Services, the solicitation seeks strategies that draw on the unique strengths of faith-based and community organizations. Generally, grantees should plan to serve individuals 18 years old and older who have been convicted as an adult and imprisoned and who have never been convicted of a violent or sex-related offense. DOL will award grants to faith-based and community organizations to carry out this demonstration. OJP will subsequently award competitive grants to state agencies to provide prerelease services to prisoners who will be returning to communities served by the DOL grants. The competition for grants will remain open until July 13, 2005, with awards to follow. For more information and to download a copy of the solicitation, please visit http://www.doleta.gov/sga/sga.cfm.

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