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Funding Opportunities

Juvenile Drug Courts TTA Program
OJJDP is seeking a provider to deliver training and technical assistance (TTA) to juvenile drug courts on evidence-based practices and behavioral health approaches for youth. This program will build, develop, and expand TTA for mental health and substance abuse treatment practitioners as well as drug courts. Applications are due Feb. 8, 2016.

Internet Crimes Against Children
Through this initiative, state and local law enforcement agencies will develop an effective response to technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation and Internet crimes against children. The program provides training and support for law enforcement, prosecutors, and other professionals in areas such as forensics and investigation, victim services, and community education. Applications are due March 1, 2016.

Alaska Native Youth TTA
OJJDP seeks to build the capacity of tribal Alaskan communities by developing multidisciplinary partnerships that address the needs of people who work with Alaska Native youth. The agency is seeking a primary training and technical assistance provider for youth-serving programs to reduce disparities in access, use, and outcomes. Submit your application by March 1, 2016.

Fostering Strong Parent–Child Relationships
This program supports the safe and successful return home of young fathers and mothers from detention or prison. It will fund strategies that incorporate proven mentoring and transitional reentry services, parent–child relationship engagement, and private and community service partnerships that promote public safety and support positive outcomes. Please apply by March 3, 2016.

Mentoring Young Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation
This initiative will provide mentoring services for child victims of commercial sexual exploitation and domestic sex trafficking, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. Applications are due March 7, 2016.

Drug-Free Communities Support Program
The FY 2016 Drug-Free Communities Support Program aims to establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private nonprofit agencies, and federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth. Applications must be received by March 8, 2016.

Core State Violence and Injury Prevention Program
A new funding opportunity is available from the Core State Violence and Injury Prevention Program. 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 April 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 February.
  • Paving the Way to College for Students Experiencing Homelessness
    Feb. 5, 2016, 2:00–3:15 p.m. EST

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

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

Talking With Survivors
On Feb. 18, 2016, from 2 to 3:30 CST, the Battered Women's Justice Project and the Confidentiality Institute will examine the interaction between professionals and survivors, the true nature of balancing choice and risk as part of violence recovery, and best practices for communicating about privacy, risk, and individual choices.

Public Health Approach Webinar, March 2
The National Forum, Community-Based Violence Prevention, and Defending Childhood sites are invited to a March 2 Webinar on the public health approach to violence prevention, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. EST. Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will present on CDC’s violence prevention initiatives and the fundamentals of implementing a public health approach to preventing youth violence. Development Services Group, Inc. (DSG), on behalf of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, will host this training event. DSG will notify the sites by email when registration information is finalized.

Online Training for Victim Assistance
The Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center has five new online training modules on assault, campus victims of sexual assault, child abuse, ethics, and human trafficking.

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.