Justice Collaboration Program: Keeping Kids in School and Out of Court


  • Type: Federal
  • Category: Not Stated
  • Source: U.S Dept of Justice


  • Award Min: Not Stated
  • Award Max: $600,000.00
  • Quantity: 4


  • Deadline: Jul 21, 2014
  • Funding Available: Not Stated
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This initiative includes two categories, and the eligibility
differs for each component: 


Category 1: Local School Justice Collaboration Program.
Applicants are limited to local juvenile and family courts
(including rural and tribal juvenile and family courts) that can
verify that they have a partnership—with a local education
agency (LEA) that has applied to the Department of
Education’s School Climate Transformation Grants-LEA (SCTG)
and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Project Now Is the Time Project AWARE–LEA program.
Additionally, applicants must partner with local law enforcement
(via subgrants) as part of their collaborative effort. To meet
these eligibility criteria, applicants to this solicitation must
provide a letter of commitment or agreement, as described on page
17, and the Grants.gov tracking numbers for the SCTG and Project
AWARE grant programs applications. Awards under this category may
be made only to juvenile and family courts in communities that have
been awarded Department of Education School Climate Transformation
Grants, as required under paragraph (3)(D) under the Juvenile
Justice heading in the Department of Justice Appropriations Act,
2014, P.L. 113-76, 128 Stat. 5, 64-65. A factor that will be
considered in selection is whether an application also provides a
plan to collaborate with the LEA on SAMHSA’s Now Is The Time
Project AWARE-LEA program. 


Category 2: School Justice Collaboration Program National
Training and Technical Assistance. Applicants are limited to
nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit
and for-profit organizations) and institutions of higher education
(including tribal institutions of higher education). For-profit
organizations must agree to forgo any profit or management

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
(OJJDP) envisions a nation where our children are healthy,
educated, and free from violence. If they come into contact with
the juvenile justice system, the contact should be rare, fair, and
beneficial to them. To meet this vision, OJJDP is partnering with
the Department of Education and Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Services Administration (SAMHSA) to implement a multidisciplinary
initiative to improve 

school climates, respond early and appropriately to student
mental health and behavioral needs, avoid referring students to law
enforcement and juvenile justice as a disciplinary response, and
facilitate a proactive and supportive school reentry process in the
rare instances in which a youth is referred. The larger goal of
this program is to enhance collaboration and coordination among
schools, mental and behavioral health specialists, law enforcement,
and juvenile justice officials at the local level to ensure adults
have the support, training, and a shared framework to 

help students succeed in school and prevent negative outcomes
for youth and communities. 

Additional Info:
For technical assistance with submitting an application,
contact the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726 or
606-545-5035, or via e-mail to support@grants.gov. Hotline hours of
operation are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except federal


Applicants who experience unforeseen Grants.gov technical
issues beyond their control that prevent them from submitting their
applications by the deadline must e-mail JIC@telesishq.com within
24 hours after the application deadline and request approval to
submit their application. 


For assistance with any other requirements of this
solicitation, contact the Justice Information Center (JIC) at
1–877–927–5657, via e-mail to JIC@telesishq.com,
or by live Web chat. JIC hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00
p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to 8:00
p.m. eastern time on the solicitation close date.