Federal Stimulus Brings Juvenile-Justice Funds

WASHINGTON

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has announced the following funding opportunities under the Recovery Act:

  • Recovery Act National Internet Crimes Against Children Data System (NIDS): The purpose of the NIDS is to provide a secure, dynamic undercover infrastructure to facilitate online law enforcement investigations of child exploitation; to promote data deconfliction and information sharing among ICAC Task Forces and ICAC-affiliated federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies; and to enhance the capacity of OJJDP to collect and aggregate data on the extent of the problem of child exploitation. For more information, click here.
  • Recovery Act Internet Crimes Against Children Research Grants: OJJDP seeks to encourage innovative and independent research and data collection to further our understanding of the scope and prevalence of technology and internet-facilitated crimes against children and to enhance the administration of justice through improved investigation of crime. For more information, click here.
  • Recovery Act ICAC Task Force Training and Technical Assistance Grants: The OJJDP FY 09 Recovery Act ICAC Task Force Training and Technical Assistance Grants program furthers the Department’s mission to provide training and support in this area of constantly-evolving technology. For more information, click here.
  • Recovery Act Local Youth Mentoring Initiative: In an effort to reduce juvenile delinquency, violence, gang participation, school failure, and drop-out rates, OJJDP is issuing this solicitation to support local organizations that develop, implement, or expand local mentoring programs leading to measurable, positive outcomes for at-risk youth. For more information, click here.
  • Recovery Act National Youth Mentoring Programs: This solicitation invites applicants to propose initiatives ready for implementation that will assist in the development and maturity of community programs to provide mentoring services to populations that are underserved due to location, shortage of mentors, special physical or mental challenges of the targeted population, or other such situations identified by the community in need of mentoring services. For more information, click here.

Additional information is also available at http://ojjdp.ncjrs.gov/recoveryact.html.

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OJJDP March 21 press release

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