The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is seeking proposals from organizations to support youth drug courts.
The grant will fund training and technical assistance to states, state and local courts, units of local government, and tribal governments that will build their capacity to develop, maintain, and enhance juvenile drug courts for substance-abusing youth.
Through this program, OJJDP aims to improve the delivery of treatment services of juvenile drug courts nationally, enhance the juvenile drug court model, promote promising and best treatment practices and behavioral approaches, facilitate coordination and leveraging of resources, and enhance research efforts.
Contractor duties include (not limited to):
- Assess and address the national juvenile drug court training needs from a behavioral health perspective.
- Provide juvenile drug courts with local and regional training and technical assistance that will enhance their knowledge and skills in areas such as treatment for co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders, trauma and adolescent brain development, and the impact of substance abuse.
- Develop, implement, expand, and enhance training and technical assistance materials and activities based on best treatment and juvenile drug court practices.
- Provide training and technical assistance to juvenile drug courts that will build capacity, assess needs, initiate strategic planning, implement appropriate program improvements, evaluate program performance, and help sustain juvenile drug court programs.