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Funding Opportunities

OJP's FY 2015 Program Plan
The 2015 Program Plan promotes state and local collaboration to stop violent crime and encourages partnerships that support research and evidence-based approaches, improve victim services, and expand reentry efforts. Search for funding opportunities by section.

Bringing Research to Practice
To help justice professionals improve their everyday practice, former National Institute of Justice grantees are encouraged to submit works to conferences, journals, videos, podcasts, and blogs. Learn more.

Youth Justice Leadership Institute
The National Juvenile Justice Network is accepting applications for its 2015–16 Youth Justice Leadership Institute. Ten emerging juvenile justice experts of color will be paired with mentors to learn about system processes, leadership, and advocacy. Apply by April 6, 2015.

NIJ Seeks Research and Evaluation on Children Exposed to Violence
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking multidisciplinary research and evaluation proposals on childhood exposure to violence—specifically those that address justice system responses to youth victims, bystanders, or observers of violence at home, school, or in the community. Apply by April 8, 2015.

Partnering Criminal Justice and Mental Health
To better respond to justice-involved individuals with mental health disorders or co-occurring substance use and mental health conditions, the Bureau of Justice Assistance invites proposals to plan, expand, or implement a collaborative criminal justice and mental health program. Applications are due April 14, 2015.

Improving Outcomes for Youths in Custody
The Youth in Custody Certificate Program promotes a more comprehensive and collaborative juvenile justice system. Beginning July 6, 2015, in Washington, D.C., juvenile justice experts will lead discussions on current reform efforts and emerging initiatives to improve outcomes for high-risk juvenile offenders. Applications to attend must be received by April 17, 2015.
Training Opportunities

Supportive School Discipline Webinars
A series of Webinars sponsored by the U.S. Departments of Justice, Education, and Health and Human Services will examine disciplinary practices that drive youth away from school and into the justice system. The Webinars were designed in conjunction with the 2011 Supportive School Discipline Initiative to back alternative approaches that maintain school safety while ensuring academic engagement and success.

Expanding Education at Juvenile Justice Facilities
Keeping with the five guiding principles states and localities are implementing to prepare youths in their care for college and work, the Neglected or Delinquent Technical Assistance Center has launched a series of programs exploring high-quality correctional education. The series will highlight countrywide facilities and programs and feature experts from the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice.

Leadership Training for Tribal Youth
In collaboration with OJJDP, United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY) will host the Today's Native Leaders Community Service Academy during April 10–12, 2015, in Rapid City, S.D. This is an opportunity for tribal youth to learn about designing community service projects, creating a UNITY youth council, engaging in action planning, and promoting events.

White House Will Host AAPIs Summit
As part of an initiative to improve quality of life for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) throughout the country, the White House will hold a summit on May 12, 2015, in Washington, D.C. Panels, workshops, and discussions with senior administration officials, AAPI celebrities, and well-known community leaders will address a wide range of issues, including capacity building, civil rights, data disaggregation, economic development, and workforce diversity.

Global Youth Justice Training
The 2-day 11th Global Youth Justice Training Institute will begin June 16, 2015, on Cape Cod, Mass. Participants will learn how to enhance juvenile diversion programs in peer-to-peer training sessions on recruiting and training volunteers, grants and funding, increasing juvenile referrals, community partnerships, wraparound services, and substance abuse screening and treatment.