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 improve and expand the development and implementation of training and technical assistance on effective responses to missing and exploited children’s issues for multidisciplinary teams of prosecutors, state and local law enforcement, child protection personnel, medical providers, and other child-serving professionals.
Additionally, this program will provide support for the implementation of all National Missing Children’s Day activities. This program furthers the DOJ’s mission by reducing crime and victimization and supporting prosecutors by enhancing the capacity of law enforcement, prosecutors, and other criminal justice professionals to respond to child abduction and exploitation.
Applicants must describe how their proposed project/program will integrate and sustain meaningful youth and family partnerships into their project plan and budget. Depending on the nature of an applicant’s proposed project, youth and family partnership could consist of one or more of the following:
- Individual-level partnership in case planning and direct service delivery (before, during, and after contact with youth-serving systems).
- Agency-level partnership (e.g., in policy, practice, and program development, implementation, and evaluation; staffing; advisory bodies; budget development).
- System-level partnership (e.g., in strategic planning activities, system improvement initiatives, advocacy strategies, reform efforts).
Goals: The goal of this initiative is to design, develop, and provide training and technical assistance services to strengthen the overall response to missing and exploited children’s issues.
- An applicant should address the objectives that are relevant to their proposed program/ project in the Goals, Objectives, Deliverables, and Timeline web-based form.
- Increase the knowledge base of key stakeholders and multidisciplinary team members on the best practices of responding to instances of missing and/or exploited children,
- In consultation with OJJDP, develop and disseminate topical publications and contribute content to the OJJDP website.
- Increase the availability of technical support for multidisciplinary team members and other child-serving professionals who investigate and prosecute child abuse and exploitation cases.
- Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,900,000
- Award Ceiling: $1,900,000
- Period of Performance Duration (Months) 15.
- Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
- Private institutions of higher education
- For profit organizations other than small businesses
- Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
- Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education.
For more information, visit Grants.gov.