OJJDP FY 2015 Design Study of Dual System Youth

The Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDP Act) of 2002 directs OJJDP to pursue research that enhances the field’s understanding of “juveniles who, prior to placement in the Juvenile Justice system, were under the care or custody of the State Child Welfare system, and juveniles who are


unable to return to their family after completing their disposition in the Juvenile Justice system and who remain wards of the State.” The intent is to generate information on the prevalence and incidence of youth fitting these criteria (i.e., dual system youth) and strategies to improve coordination between the juvenile justice and child welfare systems and improve outcomes for these youth.

OJJDP is seeking applications for funding under its Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Design Study of Dual System Youth.

This design study (and related case studies) will identify effective and efficient strategies to measure the prevalence of dual system youth; identify the status of coordination and data sharing between the juvenile and criminal justice and child welfare systems (including expanding beyond delinquency or dependency court involvement to potentially include youth contact with law enforcement [e.g., arrests] and child protection agencies [e.g., child welfare cases]); and identify avenues for improved coordination and data sharing across systems.
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Department of Justice

Agency: Department of Justice

Office: Office of Justice Programs

Estimated Funding: $750,000

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In general, OJJDP is authorized to make grants to, or enter into contracts or cooperative agreements with, states (including territories), units of local government, federally recognized Indian tribal governments that perform law enforcement functions (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit or for-profit organizations), institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education), and certain qualified individuals.

For-profit organizations must agree to forgo any profit or management fee.

Foreign governments, foreign organizations, and foreign institutions of higher education are not eligible to apply.OJJDP welcomes applications that involve two or more entities; however, one eligible entity must be the applicant and the other(s) must be proposed as subrecipient(s).

The applicant must be the entity with primary responsibility for conducting and leading the project.

If successful, the applicant will monitor and manage any subrecipients or, as applicable, administer any procurement subcontracts that the applicant might make under the award.OJJDP will consider only one application per lead applicant; however, subrecipients may be part of multiple proposals.

(Applicants should also review and consider the “Duplicate Applications” note under How To Apply in Section D.

Application and Submission Information.)OJJDP may elect to make awards for applications submitted under this solicitation in future fiscal years, dependent on the merit of the applications and on the availability of appropriations.For additional eligibility information, see Section C.

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