Judicial Training on Child Maltreatment for Court Personnel Juvenile Justice Programs


To improve the judicial system's handling of child abuse, neglect, and related cases including cases of children who are victims of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. The program provides judicial, legal, and social service professionals with training and technical assistance to enhance their understanding of child abuse issues and reduce the length of time children spend in the system. This includes: ? Disseminating best practices, innovation, and lessons learned from this project at the national level. ? Designing a targeted, multi-tiered approach to training and technical assistance that coordinates national, state, and local initiatives to facilitate systems reform and improve outcomes for victimized children.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Victims of Child Abuse Act, 34 U.S.C. Section 20332
Courts and child welfare agencies face significant challenges in managing complex child abuse, neglect, and related cases and heavy caseloads. In addition, they are required to comply with federal child welfare reform laws and initiatives to achieve safe, permanent placements for abused and neglected children. Through this program, OJJDP seeks to provide judicial, legal, and social service professionals with training and technical assistance to enhance their understanding of child abuse issues, including the commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors; reasonable efforts to prevent placement in foster care and reunify families after foster care placement; and coordinate information and services across systems.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Certain national organizations as specified in the individual program announcement.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Generally applicant documentation includes the Standard Form 424 (SF-424 - Application for Federal Assistance), a program narrative, budget detail worksheet, and budget narrative. There also are a number of certifications that may be required, and other elements, as specified in the program announcement.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants must submit completed applications via the Office of Justice Programs, Grants Management System or through grants.gov following established criteria. The receipt, review, and analysis of applications will follow Office of Justice Programs policies and procedures for the administration of grant applications. Specific application instructions for solicitations are available at the Office of Justice Programs web site (http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm).
Award Procedure
Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General, successful applicants are notified via the Grants Management System.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
varies by project
Not applicable.
Please contact the program office for more information.
How are proposals selected?
Vary by program. Applications are judged according to their consistency with the policies and program priorities. Specific criteria are published in the Federal Register as part of the individual program announcement.
How may assistance be used?
Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. Sec.13022, funds are available to provide either technical assistance and training to judicial personnel and attorneys, particularly personnel and practitioners in juvenile and family courts as well as administrative reform in juvenile and family courts.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111–352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.
See Uniform Administrative Requirements, 2 C.F.R. Part 200 at Subpart F - Audit Requirements (Sec. 200.500 - 200.507) as adopted by D.O.J. in 2 C.F.R. Part 2800
All financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the award must be generally retained for a period of three (3) years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report (Federal Financial Report/SF-425). For more information and exceptions, see Uniform Administrative Requirements 2 C.F.R. SS 200.333 as adopted by D.O.J. in 2 C.F.R. Part 2800.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Length and time phasing of assistance vary by project- see applicable program announcement See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/release: Office of Justice Programs’ Financial Guide (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/financialguide/index.htm) and Post Award Instructions (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/funding/pdfs/post_award_instructions.pdf).
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Office of Justice Programs
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
810 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531 US
Phone: (202) 616-3646
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$1,809,792.00; FY 19 est $2,000,000.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17$1,666,643.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range and average of financial assistance vary by project and are posted at http://www.ojjdp.gov/funding/FundingList.asp as solicitations are released.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
The Department of Justice Financial Guide (https://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/pdfs/2015_DOJ_FinancialGuide.pdf) and Post award Instructions (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/funding/pdfs/post_award_instructions.pdf), applicable OMB Circulars, and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees, which can be found in title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations (28 C.F.R.). See program announcement and Uniform Administrative Requirements in 2 C.F.R. Part 200 as adopted and supplemented by D.O.J. in 2 C.F.R. Part 2800.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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