Community-Based Alternatives to Youth Incarceration Initiative

Funding Agency:
Department of Justice

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) seeks applications for funding to close and repurpose youth correctional facilities, reinvest cost savings to expand community-based alternatives to incarceration, and assess and respond to the economic impact of closures on facility staff and surrounding communities. This program furthers the DOJ’s mission to reduce recidivism and improve public safety by helping states more effectively and equitably reinvest resources to efforts that facilitate the successful rehabilitation of justice-involved youth. 

The Community-Based Alternatives to Youth Incarceration Initiative will support states to close youth correctional facilities, assess and respond to the impact of closures on facility staff and the surrounding communities, and reinvest state and local resources to support more effective community-based services and supports for justice-involved youth and their families. The initiative will support the development and implementation of innovative strategies for closing youth correctional facilities and reinvesting cost savings in community-based solutions that promote positive outcomes for youth, increase public safety, and strengthen families and neighborhoods. 

Funding will support states in a community-driven consultation and justice reinvestment planning process that leverages the expertise of state staff, directly impacted youth and their families representatives from impacted communities, community-based service providers, local foundations, and other key stakeholders to help close and repurpose youth correctional facilities. Stakeholders may include representatives from the state judiciary (chief justice, family court judges, other judges); legislature (Senate leader, judiciary chairs, Speaker of the House, appropriations committee, other legislators); and the executive (Governor, budget officials, city government, including the mayor)[1]. Other relevant stakeholders include advocacy groups, social services agencies, and public health. 

Deadline: July 25, 2022

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

The following entities are eligible to apply:

Category 1: Community-Based Alternatives to Youth Incarceration Initiative

  • State governments 

Category 2: Community-Based Alternatives to Youth Incarceration Initiative Training and Technical Assistance Program

  • Public and state-controlled institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • For-profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Native American Tribal organizations (other than federally recognized Tribal governments)
  • Small businesses 

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Community Outreach and Engagement
Social Sciences

External Deadline

July 25, 2022