The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is seeking proposals to assess the effectiveness and/or cost efficiency of juvenile justice system reforms.
The Assessing the Impact of Juvenile Justice Reforms Program will support rigorous research and evaluations to investigate the effectiveness and/or cost efficiencies of juvenile justice system reforms. In particular, OJJDP is interested in measuring the impact of policy changes that have been enacted or implemented in states participating in OJJDP’s Smart on Juvenile Justice Initiative and reforms in other states and local jurisdictions that are consistent with OJJDP’s vision of a juvenile justice system where youth contact is rare, fair,and beneficial.
OJJDP will prioritize proposals to evaluate reforms and policies that aim to minimize formal juvenile justice system involvement and ensure that when necessary, system responses hold youth accountable in a manner that is fair, responsive to their individualized needs, and developmentally appropriate.
OJJDP expects to make separate awards to support evaluations under Category 1 (Smart on Juvenile Justice Initiative State Policy Evaluations) and Category 2 (State and Local Juvenile Justice Reform Policy Evaluations).
Applicants may submit more than one unique application under this solicitation, but they may not submit the same application under both categories.