Girls in the Juvenile Justice System

To enhance knowledge regarding, build capacity to address and improve services and treatment for girls at risk of entering or already involved in the juvenile justice system.



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.

Website Address

http://www.ojjdp.gov




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Meharry Medical College $ 425,000   2020-10-012023-09-30
Community Solutions For Children, Families And Individuals $ 446,684   2019-10-012022-09-30
Big Brothers Big Sisters Of El Paso Inc $ 441,401   2019-10-012022-09-30
Young Men's Christian Association Of The Greater Twin Cities $ 446,685   2019-10-012022-09-30
Fund For The City Of New York $ 446,684   2019-10-012022-09-30
University Of North Carolina At Charlotte, The $ 493,488   2016-10-012021-09-30
Policy Research Associates Inc $ 499,999   2016-10-012020-09-30
University Of Texas At Austin $ 37,507   2015-10-012018-01-31
Impact Justice $ 50,000   2015-10-012017-12-31
Omni Institute $ 47,276   2015-10-012017-03-31



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: In FY 2016, funds supported the Reducing Reliance on Confinement and Improving Community-Based Responses for Girls at Risk in the Juvenile Justice System Initiative to strengthen and expand the use of community-based and gender and culturally responsive programs for girls and promote the development of girls and their individual strengths. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Uses of these funds may be for one or more of the following activities: program services, staffing, training, technical assistance, professional development, and implementation of strategies and programs designed to address the unique program needs and service delivery requirements of girls at risk of entering or already involved in the juvenile justice system.

All funds are discretionary.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants are limited to states (including territories), units of local government, federally recognized tribal governments as determined by the Secretary of the Interior, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations), as well as institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education).

For-profit organizations (as well as other recipients) must agree to forgo any profit or management fee.

Beneficiary Eligibility

See applicable program announcement.

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 for DOJ funding can submit applications online through either the federal grants portal Grants.Gov (www.grants.gov) or the DOJ?s Grants Management System (GMS) (https://grants.ojp.usdoj.gov). Each program announcement will specify which system should be used for that program and will contain detailed technical instructions on how to register with the system as well as apply for funding. Applicants are generally required to register and create a profile in GMS. Specific application instructions for program announcements 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. One copy of the grant award must be signed by the authorized official and returned to the Office of Justice Programs.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, Part E, 42 U.S.C. 5665-66, and an act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 180 days.

Appeals

There are no appeal rights for the denial of a discretionary application. For discretionary awards, see generally, 28 C.F.R. Part 18.

Renewals

See applicable program announcement.

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. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

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 semi-annual Progress Reports and 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 semi-annual Progress Reports and 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 semi-annual Progress Reports and 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. ß 200.333 as adopted by D.O.J. in 2 C.F.R. Part 2800.

Financial Information

Account Identification

15-0404-0-4-121.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 16 $1,689,366; FY 17 est $2,000,000; and FY 18 est $2,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$400,000-$2,000,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Office of Justice Programs? Financial Guide 2015 (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/financialguide/index.htm ) 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 Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention 810 Seventh Street, NW 5136, Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Phone: 202-353-9093

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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