In 2021, The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) was appropriated 3.5 million dollars to create pilot grant programs for states, localities, and tribal nations to create or expand family-based alternative-sentencing programs. Since the creation of the grant program, several resources have become available.
Family-Based Alternative Sentencing Program Solicitation
OJJDP has released two rounds of funding so far for family-based alternative-sentencing programs. States, localities, and tribal nations are encouraged to apply. Below are the last two years’ solicitation documents. Stay tuned for the FY 2023 solicitation announcement.
Contact the Office of Justice Programs Response Center at 1–800–851–3420 (TTY: 301–240–6310) or email@example.com.
OJJDP holds an annual family-based alternative-sentencing program solicitation webinar. The webinar assists eligible parties interested in applying for a family-based alternative-sentencing award. The webinar provides a general overview of the program, goals, and objectives; a walkthrough of the application process; and a Q&A opportunity.
FY 2023 Family-Based Alternative Sentencing Program Solicitation Webinar
FY 2022 Family-Based Alternative Sentencing Program Solicitation Webinar
FY 2021 Family-Based Alternative Sentencing Program Solicitation Webinar
OJJDP held a virtual listening session on January 24–25, 2022,which included panels from states and communities that currently run or have run family-based alternative programs, personal stories from youth and parents, and community advocates discussing the purpose of family-based alternative sentencing.