Department of Justice–OJJDP is soliciting applications for the FY 2011 Second Chance Act Juvenile Mentoring Initiative program which will provide grants to support mentoring and other transitional services essential to reintegrating juvenile offenders into the community. One time awards of as much as $625,000 will cover the project period of up to three years and requires a 25 percent match of cash or in-kind services. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on May 2, 2011. The complete grant announcement and other resource links are available via
Applications will be accepted from public agencies, including state agencies, units of local government (including tribes), public universities and colleges (including tribal institutions), and private, nonprofit organizations (including faith-based, tribal, and community organizations).
OJJDP will provide grants to support mentoring and other transitional services essential to reintegrating juvenile offenders during secure confinement, through transition back to the community, and post-release and to support training in offender and victims’ issues. Successful applicants will integrate best practices and proven principles into mentoring services models, develop strategies to recruit and maintain mentors, and assess and develop services to respond to the needs of youth offenders reentering their communities. Applicants must demonstrate that they will use validated and dynamic assessment tools to determine the risks and needs of offenders in the project’s target population.
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