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Funding Opportunities

National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative
This program encourages the implementation of strategies that will improve access to trauma-focused treatment and services in underserved populations. Apply by Jan. 20, 2016.

Connecting Kids to Coverage Outreach
The Connecting Kids to Coverage Outreach and Enrollment program will accept applications for grant funding through Jan. 20, 2016. These Cycle IV cooperative agreements, supported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will promote outreach strategies and encourage grantee participation in key initiatives coordinated by the Connecting Kids to Coverage National Campaign. The campaign provides a full range of communication and enrollment materials, including customizable posters and flyers, radio and TV public service announcements, and videos featuring successful outreach strategies.

Statewide Family Network Program
The Statewide Family Network Program builds on the work of the Center for Mental Health Services. This program will enhance state capacity and infrastructure to better respond to children and teens who have mental health challenges. It encourages family involvement by providing information, referrals, and support to families and connecting them to state and local mental health services planning and policy development. Applications are due Jan. 21, 2016.

Juvenile Drug Courts Training and TA Program
This program will fund training and technical assistance (TA) to states, state and local courts, and local and tribal governments to build capacity to develop, maintain, and enhance juvenile drug courts for substance-abusing youth. Applications are due Feb. 8, 2016.

Core State Violence and Injury Prevention Program
A new funding opportunity is available from the Core State Violence and Injury Prevention Program (CORE SVIPP). Through CORE SVIPP, five states will work to decrease injury- and violence-related morbidity and mortality in four priority areas: child abuse and neglect, traumatic brain injury, vehicle crash injury and death, and intimate partner/sexual violence. Applications must be received by Apr. 8, 2016. For more information, join the Webinar on Feb. 1, 2016, at 2 p.m. Call 855-644-0229, and enter conference ID 1634049.

Training Opportunities

NCHE Webinars
National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) Webinars focus on the schooling of homeless children and youth. NCHE is offering the following free Webinars in January and February.

  • Paving the Way to College for Students Experiencing Homelessness
    Jan. 19 and Feb. 5, 2016, 2–3:15 p.m. EST

  • McKinney–Vento 101: School Access and Stability Under the McKinney–Vento Act
    Jan. 22 and Feb. 11, 2016, 2–3 p.m. ET

  • McKinney–Vento 102: Support for School Success and Special Populations
    Feb. 17, 2016, 2–3 p.m. EDT
Visit NCHE for more information and to register.

Child Sex Trafficking: Law Enforcement Response
This training is designed to help law enforcement investigators, human trafficking task force members, prosecutors, and social service providers better understand and investigate child sex trafficking and exploitation cases. The course will focus in part on the survivor's perspective and changing perceptions of trafficking victims. Register for the Jan. 19–21, 2016 training.

Police and Community Trust
On Jan. 26, 2016, Development Services Group will host a Webinar, "Police and Community Trust: Local and National Perspectives." More information will be available in the coming weeks.

National Conference on Juvenile Justice
Next year's National Conference on Juvenile Justice, March 20–23, 2016, will feature sessions on trauma-informed justice, crossover youth, alternatives to detention, dating violence, disproportionate minority contact, and more. The conference will be held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev.

Coalition for Juvenile Justice Annual Conference
From April 20 to 23, 2016, OJJDP and the Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) will cohost the CJJ Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. Plenary sessions and skill-building workshops will focus on the latest research, developments, and challenges in preventing delinquency and ensuring fairness throughout the justice system.

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The National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention Newsletter is prepared under Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Cooperative Agreement No. 2012–MU–FX–K009 with Development Services Group, Inc. The views, opinions, and content of this newsletter do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, or policies of OJJDP.