OJJDP FY 16 Second Chance Act: Implementing Statewide Plans To Improve Outcomes for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System


Section 101 of the Second Chance Act authorizes the Department of Justice to award grants to states to improve reentry outcomes for incarcerated youth. The Second Chance Act Program helps communities develop and implement comprehensive and collaborative strategies that address the challenges that reentry and recidivism reduction pose. Developing a comprehensive approach for reducing recidivism is challenging for even the most sophisticated juvenile justice agencies, requiring access to data, changes to service delivery, and coordination from multiple systems. This program will provide grants to support the implementation of an existing statewide plan to better align juvenile justice policy, practice, and resource allocation with what research shows works to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for youth in contact with the juvenile justice system.

General information about this opportunity
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Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Justice
Office: Office of Justice Programs
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants are limited to states that have developed a statewide plan to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for youth in contact with the juvenile justice system. Please note that in order to be eligible for funding under this solicitation, applicants must have a statewide plan already developed and submitted as an attachment to the application. The statewide plan should address the mandatory requirements and the criteria under Section C. Eligible applicants from states are limited to state juvenile justice agencies, such as a correctional agencies, probation agencies, state courts, state coordinating agencies, or state administering agencies. In instances where juvenile justice supervision is both a state and local responsibility, eligible applicants can partner with one or more local jurisdictions in their application. However, the state agency must be the lead applicant.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
For technical assistance with submitting an application, contact the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726 or 606-545-5035, or via e-mail to support@grants.gov. Hotline hours of operation are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except federal holidays.

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Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards up to $1,000,000.00


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