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.
OJJDP recently made 21 awards totaling more than $7 million for two programs developed in the Office's Demonstration Programs Division. OJJDP's Field-Initiated Research and Evaluation Program supports original, rigorous, scientific research and evaluation studies to inform the disciplines of juvenile justice and delinquency prevention and child maltreatment prevention and intervention. The Office's Field-Initiated Demonstration Program fosters innovations and advancements in juvenile justice related practice at the local, state, and tribal government levels as part of OJJDP's overall effort to support programs that enhance juvenile justice and delinquency prevention.
Awards were given to organizations and academic institutions from around the country. The funds will support a variety of demonstration programs and research activities focusing on a number of topics, including preventing and responding to the sexual exploitation of adolescent girls, reducing the online sexual victimization of children and increasing children's Internet safety, job readiness programs for incarcerated adolescents and young adults, and substance abuse and delinquency prevention in American Indian communities.
The award recipients are Justice Resource Institute, Boston, MA; ETR Associates, Scotts Valley, CA; Justice Research and Statistics Association, Inc., Washington, DC; University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN; University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK; James Bell Associates, Inc., Alexandria, VA; University of Oregon, Eugene, OR; Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI; The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia, Alexandria, VA; University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; Baylor University, Waco, TX; National Indian Youth Leadership for Funding Using TYP Funds, Gallup, NM; and University of Colorado, Aurora, CO; The Home for Little Wanderers, Boston, MA; University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT; I Keep Safe Internet Coalition, Arlington, VA; Ohio Department of Youth Services, Columbus, OH; INMED Partnerships for Children, Sterling, VA; New York State Unified Court System, New York, NY; Missouri Office of State Courts Administration, Jefferson City, MO.
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