The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance has announced the availability of funding for the planning and implementation of juvenile reentry demonstration programs.
Programs will target youth held in secure confinement facilities, including juvenile detention centers, juvenile correctional facilities, or staff-secure facilities. The opportunity seeks to fund activities that reduce recidivism, increase public safety, and address the challenges of reentry back into the community – including housing, behavioral health needs, employment, and family issues.
State and local government agencies and federally recognized tribes are eligible to apply. DOJ anticipates making 15 awards of up to $750,000 each for a 24-month project period. A 50 percent non-federal match is required. Applications are due on June 2, 2014.