The Futures Institute

Juvenile Justice System Reform and Reinvestment Initiative

The Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP) Justice System Reform and Reinvestment Initiative, which is administered by the Department of Justice to introduce innovative, non-carceral recidivism-reduction policies and requires the financial savings from these policies to be invested in juvenile justice prevention and intervention programs that are proven to be effective.

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This grant provides for reentry services to begin while participants are still incarcerated and to continue post-release. These services are designed to eliminate the time gap between release from prison and enrollment into a workforce development reentry program leading to skills-based employment.

Juvenile Justice Formula Grant

The Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention’s Formula Grants Program funds programs working to reduce juvenile delinquency and improve the juvenile justice system. This grant funds efforts to plan, establish, operate, coordinate, and evaluate policies and projects, directly or through grants and contracts with public and private agencies for the development of more effective education, training, research, prevention, diversion, treatment, and rehabilitation programs in the area of juvenile delinquency as well as juvenile justice system improvement efforts.

State Justice Assistance Grant

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program – State Solicitation Grant can be a substantial source of funding to state governments for innovative non-carceral approaches to crime reduction and survivor safety. This grant funds prevention and education programs, corrections and community corrections programs, and drug treatment programs.

Local Justice Assistance Grant

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program – Local Solicitation (JAG) can be used to fund innovative, non-carceral responses for safety as well as services for those currently incarcerated. Grant money has been used for funds prevention and education programs, corrections and community corrections programs, and drug treatment programs.

Growth Opportunities

The Growth Opportunities grant funds opportunities increasing employment opportunities for justice-involved youth and young adults living in neighborhoods with high crime. The grant funds programs helping youth and young adults to increase their conflict resolution skills and develop strategies to prevent and avoid violence; introduce and prepare youth for the world of work; help youth identify career interests, attain relevant skills and gain work experience; and provide income to youth, to start them on the path of earning living wages and obtaining high quality jobs and careers.