Access to Justice for the Juvenile Offender Population: Opportunities for Judicial and Cultural Change

Deadline: 16 June 2017

The United States Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), is seeking applications for its “Access to Justice for the Juvenile Criminal Population: Opportunities for Judicial and Cultural Change”.

Project Objectives

  • Improve existing instruments for restorative justice procedures, by creating visualaids and reference materials to guide the application of juvenile restorative processes, with the goal of helping juvenile offenders, victims, and members of the community better understand their role in restorative justice processes.
  • Develop new protocols for different juvenile restorative justice scenarios with their respective visual aids, reference materials, and workshops for creation and validation.
  • Create and/or distribute restorative justice tools and resources to Poder Judicial personnel, juvenile offenders, victims of juvenile offenders, the general public, and members of the community.
  • Organize and deliver restorative justice training, consciousness raising activities, and outreach for youth, crime victims, Poder Judicial personnel, community support network members, civil society and the broader community.
  • Compile and maintain real-time statistical data on juvenile offenses in Costa Rica and changes in patterns that are detected that may be related to external or project-related factors.

Funding Information

  • Estimated Total Program Funding: $635,000
  • Award Ceiling: $635,000
  • Award Floor: $400,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants who are U.S. or overseas-based non-profits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS/non-governmental organizations (NGOs), with the ability to develop and successfully implement a project in Costa Rica and meet INL’s reporting requirements. Organizations must also be able to demonstrate current (or pending) country registration in Costa Rica.
  • Applicants must have demonstrated experience implementing similar education or capacity building programs, preferably in Costa Rica. INL reserves the right to request additional background information on organizations that do not have previous experience administering similar programs and/or federal grant awards.
  • Applicants must have the ability to produce course materials, deliver training, and conduct evaluations in Spanish and English. The applicant’s staff should be proficient in English in order to fulfill reporting requirements.
  • Applicants must have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with stakeholders in order to successfully carry out the proposed program.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

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