OJJDP FY 2017 Second Chance Act: Implementing County and Statewide Plans To Improve Outcomes for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

ection 101 of the Second Chance Act authorizes the Department of Justice to award grants to counties and states to improve reentry outcomes for incarcerated youth.

The Second Chance Act Program supports counties and states in refining and implementing improved collaborative strategies to address

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the challenges that reentry and recidivism reduction pose.

Implementing a cooperative and wide-ranging plan for reducing recidivism is challenging for even the most sophisticated juvenile justice agencies and requires an intensive systemwide realignment to address gaps in programs and services to improve outcomes for youth in contact with the juvenile justice system.

This program will provide grants to support counties and states that have developed a recidivism reduction 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.

OJJDP expects that a committee, task force, or working group will designate an agency to act as the legal applicant for this grant program.

This solicitation will support counties and states that illustrate their readiness to implement a planning strategy developed and coordinated among multiple systems, to track implementation progress, and to show progress toward sustainable changes.
Related Programs

Second Chance Act Reentry Initiative

Department of Justice


Agency: Department of Justice

Office: Office of Justice Programs

Estimated Funding: $3,500,000


Who's Eligible


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Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
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Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible applicants are limited to units of local government and states that have developed a countywide or statewide plan to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for youth in contact with the juvenile justice system.

Eligible applicants must have developed and attached a completed jurisdictionwide plan to the application.

Refer to Section C for additional Eligibility requirements.OJJDP welcomes applications under which two or more entities would carry out the federal award; however, only one entity may be the applicant.

Any others must be proposed as subrecipients (“subgrantees”).

The applicant must be the entity that would have primary responsibility for carrying out the award, including administering the funding and managing the entire program.

Under this solicitation, only one application by any particular applicant entity will be considered.

An entity may, however, be proposed as a subrecipient (“subgrantee”) in more than one application.For information on eligibility, see “Section C.

Eligibility Information.”

Full Opportunity Web Address:
https://www.ojjdp.gov/grants/solicitations/FY2017/SCAOutcomes.pdf

Contact:
For technical assistance with submitting an application, contact the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 800–518–4726 or 606–545–5035, or via email to support@grants.gov. The Grants.gov Support Hotline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except on federal holidays. An applicant th

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Date Posted:
2017-05-15

Application Due Date:
2017-06-29

Archive Date:
2017-07-29


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