National Institute for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention


To encourage, coordinate, and conduct research and evaluation of juvenile justice and delinquency prevention activities; to provide for public and private agencies, institutions, justice system agencies, a clearinghouse and information center for collecting, disseminating, publishing, and distributing information on juvenile delinquency; to conduct national training programs of juvenile related issues, and provide technical assistance and training to Federal, State, and local governments, courts, corrections, law enforcement, probation, public and private agencies, institutions, and individuals, in the planning, establishment, funding, operation, or evaluation of juvenile delinquency programs.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 12/12/2007 (No longer funded or supported by OJP)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements or Contracts).
Program Accomplishments
During fiscal year 2001, the National Institute funded grants and supported a variety of activities. It provided valuable reports, bulletins and fact sheets from a variety of program areas. OJJDP produced approximately 150 publications and distributed approximately 3 million documents and responded to over 50,000 telephone, fax and email requests through the Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse. In addition, training has been provided to juvenile justice and youth serving agency personnel, including: lawyers, judges, law enforcement executives; juvenile court, detention, and correctional administrators; probation officers; teachers; students; and practitioners. These training programs dealt with a range of juvenile justice topics, including: Female Offenders, Native American Juvenile Services, State Legislation Affecting Juvenile Codes, Family Strengthening, Conflict Resolution, Child Centered Community-Oriented Policing, civic and character education strengthening programs, knowledge and skills development for youth services workers in community-based settings, juvenile corrections administrators, prosecutors, and line supervisors, law enforcement and juvenile and family court personnel handling juvenile offenders as well as abused and neglected children in need of permanent placements. Technical Assistance also supported juvenile justice system development through telecommunications assistance and coordination of all training and technical assistance programs through a National Training and Technical Assistance Center.
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, Section 241-248, as amended; Public Laws 93-415, 95-503, 95-115, 96-509, 98-473, 100-690, and 102-586, 42 U.S.C. 5601 et seq.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Public or private agencies, organizations, or individuals.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Public or private agencies, organizations, or individuals.
Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Standard application forms, in accordance with 28 CFR Part 66 (Common Rule), as required by OMB Circular No. A-102 must be used for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
Applicant submits proposal on Standard Form 424. This program is subject to the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 110 and the Common Rule. Proposals must be prepared and submitted in accordance with program announcements published in the Federal Register.
Award Procedure
Award package is sent to grantee.
As scheduled in annual program plan or as set forth in program announcements.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 1 to 6 months.
28 CFR Part 18.
Supplemental grants.
How are proposals selected?
Applications are judged according to their consistency with the policies and program priorities established by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. Specific criteria are applied that are related to the particular program areas under which projects are funded. The criteria are incorporated in the individual program announcements. Applications undergo a competitive peer review process as outlined in the OJJDP Competition and Peer Review Policy, 28 CFR Part 34.
How may assistance be used?
It is the purpose of the Institute to provide a coordinating center for the collection, preparation and dissemination of useful data regarding the prevention, treatment and control of juvenile delinquency and child exploitation; to provide training for human services professionals, judges, paraprofessionals, prosecutors, juvenile corrections and detention personnel, volunteers, law enforcement personnel where activities relate to juvenile delinquency prevention and treatment programs and improvement of the juvenile justice system; to promote leadership development in the field of juvenile justice; to promote dissemination of information about new technologies and training methods, to stimulate and support training in the fields of juvenile justice; and the human services networks which support the juvenile justice system; and to support development of standards for the administration of juvenile justice. The funds are also used to conduct research, program development and evaluation into any aspect of juvenile delinquency, missing and exploited children; to review standards of juvenile detention and correctional facilities; to strengthen and maintain the family unit; to improve our understanding of the development of pro-social and anti-social behavior patterns; to report the number and characteristics of juveniles taken into custody; to collect, process and report on the data from the Nation's juvenile justice systems; to assess the juvenile justice system's handling of sex offenders and their offenses; to research and identify early court interventions, delays in sanctions and effective juvenile offender prevention and treatment programs; and to study waivers and transfers to adult courts and conduct research to increase knowledge of how violent youth gangs contribute to serious, violent, and chronic juvenile crime.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Financial and subgrant data reported on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis, as required by the OJP Financial Guide applicable edition.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133 (Revised, June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organization," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Grantee must keep complete records on disposition of funds.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
No match required.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Varies; generally 1 to 3 years. Drawdowns may be made.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, National Institute for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Washington, DC 20531. Contact: Kathi Grasso, Director, Research and Program Development Division. Telephone: (202) 307-5929 and Donna Ray, Acting Director, Training and Technical Assistance Division. Telephone: (202) 307-5940.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Grants) FY 02 $28,756,310; FY 03 est $39,768,642; and FY 04 est $7,500,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
In amounts consistent with the Institute's plans, priorities, and levels of financing.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Financial Guide; Federal Register publications, and OJJDP's Fiscal Year 2001 Program Plan.
Examples of Funded Projects
During fiscal year 2001, the National Institute funded programs addressing the Program of Research on the Causes and Correlates of Delinquency; Juvenile Justice Statistics and Systems Development Program; Evaluation of the Juvenile Mentoring Program; Evaluation of the Enforcement of Underage Drinking Laws Program; National Youth Gang Center; Juvenile Justice Evaluation Center; Performance-Based Standards for Juvenile Detention and Corrections; Project to Design and Test Clinical Intervention for Substance Abusing Juvenile Offenders in Detention; National Juvenile Court Data Archive; Assessing ADM Disorders Among Juvenile Detainees; Evaluation of Department of Labor's Education and Training of Youthful Offenders Initiative; Crimes Against Children Research Center; Understanding and Monitoring the "Whys" Behind Juvenile Crime Trends; Hate Crimes Involving Juveniles as Victims and Offenders; National Evaluation of Free to Grow; National Evaluation of the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative; Juvenile Justice Resource Center; Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse; The Utility of Mental Health Assessments Incarcerated Youth; Screening and Assessment: Instruments and Model; OJJDP National Training and Technical Assistance Center, Juvenile and Family Court Training, Balanced and Restorative Justice, Intensive Community-Based Juvenile Aftercare, National Juvenile Defender Center, Law Related Education, Training and Technical Assistance for National Innovations to Reduce Disproportionate Minority Confinement, Juvenile Corrections and Detention Personnel Technical Assistance and Training, Juvenile Justice Training for State and Local Law Enforcement Personnel, National Youth Courts, and the School Safety Training and Technical Assistance Program.


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