OJJDP is seeking applications for funding to Assess the Impact of Juvenile Justice Reforms Program.
This program will support research and evaluation to investigate the effectiveness and/or cost efficiency of juvenile justice system reforms.
In particular, OJJDP is interested in reforms targeted at youth and law enforcement interaction, diversion, and community-based alternatives.
Applicants may choose among the following or propose and justify their own area(s) of investigation:
- evaluate reforms to juvenile justice system policies or practices to assess their impact on youth outcomes, public safety, and/or justice system costs (e.g., diversion, civil citations, community-based alternatives to residential placement, transfers to adult court, procedural fairness).
- explore the impact of juvenile justice system practices on adolescent development, particularly tactics that may produce stress and trauma (i.e., youth and law enforcement interactions, including stop and frisk practices; conditions of confinement, including the use of segregation, isolation, or restraints in juvenile facilities; and correctional placement at considerable distance from family and community supports).