OJJDP FY 2023 Family-Based Alternative Justice Program

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 support family-based alternative justice programs. This program furthers the DOJ’s mission by supporting states and communities as they develop and implement effective diversion and alternatives to justice programs for parents/primary caregivers in the criminal justice system to improve child, parent, and family outcomes. 

OJJDP envisions a juvenile justice system centered on the strengths, needs, and voices of youth and families. Young people and family members with lived experience are vital resources for understanding and reaching persons involved or at risk of involvement with youth-serving systems. OJJDP asks stakeholders to join us in sustainably integrating bold, transformative youth and family partnership strategies into our daily work. OJJDP believes in achieving positive outcomes for youth, families, and communities through meaningful engagement and active partnerships, ensuring they play a central role in collaboratively developing solutions. 

The OJJDP Family-Based Alternative Justice Program seeks to build the capacity of states, communities, state and local courts, units of local government, and federally recognized Tribal governments to implement new, or enhance existing, diversion and alternative justice programs for parents in the criminal justice system to mitigate the harmful impacts of incarceration on children and their families to improve child, parent, and family outcomes. 

Deadline: May 1, 2023

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants: City or township governments, County governments, For profit organizations other than small businesses, Native American Tribal governments (Federally recognized), Native American Tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized Tribal governments), 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, Private institutions of higher education, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, Small businesses, Special district governments, State governments

An applicant entity may submit more than one application, if each application proposes a different project in response to the solicitation. Also, an entity may be proposed as a subrecipient (subgrantee) in more than one application. 

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Social Sciences

External Deadline

May 1, 2023