Judicial Training on Child Maltreatment for Court Personnel Juvenile Justice Programs

Courts and child welfare agencies face unprecedented challenges in managing complex child abuse and neglect cases and voluminous caseloads including compliance with child welfare reform laws and reform initiatives designed to achieve safe, permanent homes for abused and neglected children.

Through
this program, OJJDP seeks to provide judicial, legal, and social service professionals with the training and technical assistance they need to meet the numerous challenges facing juvenile and family courts, including the juvenile justice and dependency systems? response to victims of child exploitation and commercial sex trafficking.

Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.




Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: During FY 2016, the grantee developed an array of training and technical assistance resources and provided assistance to juvenile and family courts by providing both on and off-site technical assistance on child abuse and neglect issues and court improvement efforts. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

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.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Certain national organizations as specified in the individual program announcement.

Beneficiary Eligibility

None.

Credentials/Documentation

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. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

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 Procedures

Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General, successful applicants are notified via the Grants Management System.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Victims of Child Abuse Act, 42 U.S.C. Section 13022.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

varies by project.

Appeals

There are no appeal rights for the denial of a discretionary application.

Renewals

Please contact the program office for more information.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

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/released: 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).

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Recipients are required to submit semi-annual Progress Reports as well as quarterly Financial 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.

Recipients are required to submit quarterly Financial 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.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. 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

Records

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. 200.333 as adopted by D.O.J. in 2 C.F.R. Part 2800.

Financial Information

Account Identification

15-0405-0-1-754.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $1,735,212; FY 17 est $2,100,000; and FY 18 est $2,000,000

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.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

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, District of Columbia 20531 Phone: (202) 616-3646

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

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.



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