Children of Incarcerated Parents

This program supports the implementation and delivery of transitional/reentry services that include one-to-one, group, and peer mentoring services to justice-involved youth who are fathers and mothers.

Transitional services include a broad range of activities, including providing case management,

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assessing risk factors and strengths that affect recidivism, substance abuse treatment, and other supporting comprehensive services to promote responsible parenting and family engagement, and implementing strategies that enhance the life skills and future of young fathers and mothers and their families.

For the purpose of this program, mentoring is a structured relationship between an adult or trained peer and one or more young fathers or mothers.

Applicants should demonstrate a strong partnership between the mentoring organization and the department/entity for the state/ local/tribal secure confinement facility or facilities holding the identified target population.

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.

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Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Corrections, Alabama Department Of $ 744,564   2021-10-012024-09-30
County Of Dorchester $ 744,565   2021-10-012024-09-30
New York, City Of $ 744,565   2021-10-012024-09-30
Oregon Department Of Corrections $ 744,565   2021-10-012024-09-30
Dartmouth, Town Of $ 744,565   2021-10-012024-09-30
Milwaukee County, Wisconsin $ 744,565   2021-10-012024-09-30
North Carolina Department Of Public Safety $ 680,486   2020-10-012023-10-01
Bridgeport, City Of $ 680,486   2020-10-012023-09-30
Bergen, County Of $ 464,995   2020-10-012023-09-30
Justice, New Hampshire Department Of $ 628,472   2020-10-012023-09-30

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: In FY 2016, funds supported the Second Chance Act Strengthening Relationships Between Young Fathers, Young Mothers, and Their Children Initiative to reduce recidivism, promote public safety, and improve outcomes for incarcerated young parents. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

The target population for this initiative is medium-to-high-risk youth.

Targeted young fathers or mothers must be confined (held in secure confinement facilities, such as a juvenile detention center, juvenile correctional facility, staff-secure facility, jail, or prison of a local or state juvenile or adult correctional agency) and admitted to the program prior to their 25th birthday.

However, award recipients may continue to implement a reentry plan for these individuals beyond their 25th birthday.

OJJDP does not have a set timeline for terminating these services; they can continue as long as is deemed therapeutically necessary on a case-by-case basis with approval from OJJDP.

Yes, all funds are discretionary.

A competitive process will be used to award the funds.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Generally, eligible applicants are limited to states (including territories), units of local government, and federally recognized tribal governments as determined by the Secretary of the Interior.

Some may require that units of local government or states have developed a countywide or statewide plan to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for youth in contact with the juvenile justice system.

These applicants must attach a completed jurisdiction-wide plan to their application.

For specific eligibility information, see the program announcement.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Not applicable.


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.


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 ( or the DOJ?s Grants Management System (GMS) ( 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.

Award Procedures

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


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


An act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

varies by project.


Not applicable. There are no appeal rights for the denial of a discretionary application. For discretionary awards, see generally, 28 C.F.R. Part 18.


See 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

See program announcement. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements


No program reports are required.

No cash 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 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 Mondernization Act of 2010, Public law 111-352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.


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 in 2 C.F.R. Part 200 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. § 200.333 as adopted by D.O.J. in 2 C.F.R. Part 2800.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Salaries) FY 16 $2,989,296; FY 17 est $5,000,000; and FY 18 est $5,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

award amounts vary according to solicitaiton.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

The Department of Justice Financial Guide ( and Post award Instructions (, 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 also 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


Headquarters Office

Office of Justice Programs Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention 810 7th Street, NW , Washington , District of Columbia 20531 Phone: 202-307-5911

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Varies by program. Applications are judged according to their consistency with the policies as well as program priorities established by OJJDP and applicable laws.

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