This issue of the Children’s Express monthly newsletter highlights the 2016 National Foster Care Month initiative, one youth's foster care story, a brief on promoting normalcy for youth in care, a study examining public resources and policies addressing homelessness among youth aging out of care, and more. Learn more.
This factsheet for families provides an overview of the reunification process, including what parents can expect while their children are in foster care, what they can do to help their children return home, and what to expect after children return home. It also includes resources to help families during and after reunification. Learn more.
Application Deadline: June 7, 2016
This program aims to establish three collaborative research hubs to increase the reach and research base for effective, culturally relevant, preventive interventions that will increase resilience and reduce suicide in tribal or urban Indian communities. The goal of this program is to develop and test preventive strategies that could sustainably reduce the burden of youth suicide in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Learn more.
Application Deadline: June 1, 2016
This program aims to address the needs of rural Americans by providing individual and family health education programs. For the first time, USDA encourages applicants to develop projects that specifically work to educate the public about opioid abuse and overdose, but will also consider projects that target other health outcomes. Learn more.
Application Deadline: May 31, 2016
This initiative (PDF, 36 pages) provides funding to assist planning grantees in the development of statewide juvenile justice reform strategic plans and direct training and technical assistance (TTA) to states as they develop their strategic plans. Learn more (PDF, 36 pages).
Application Deadline: May 27, 2016
This initiative (PDF, 41 pages) funds rigorous research to produce practical knowledge that can improve the safety of schools and students. It is carried out through partnerships between researchers, educators, and other stakeholders, including law enforcement, behavioral and mental health professionals, courts, and other justice system professionals. Learn more (PDF, 41 pages).
Application Deadline: May 25, 2016
This program (PDF, 34 pages) aims to strengthen and expand the use of community-based alternatives to out-of-home placement and minimize approaches based solely on control and deterrence in favor of individualized treatment and services. Learn more (PDF, 34 pages).
Application Deadline: June 6, 2016
This program will fund local health departments in communities with high rates of violence to implement the best available strategies to prevent youth violence and teen dating violence and address shared risk and protective factors for multiple forms of violence. Learn more.
Application Deadline: June 2, 2016
This cooperative agreement (PDF, 33 pages) will allow the awardee to operate and manage the National Reentry Resource Center and serve as the training and technical assistance provider for all Second Chance Act program grantees awarded funds by BJA and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, among other deliverables. Learn more (PDF, 33 pages).
Application Deadline: May 31, 2016
The funding opportunity (PDF, 31 pages) will allow the awardee to develop and expand the OJJDP National Mentoring Resource Center, which will provide comprehensive mentoring resources, references, and training materials, as well as advance the implementation of evidence and research-based mentoring practices. Learn more (PDF, 31 pages).