Federal awards to support diversion for justice-impacted parents

Read the original article source of this excerpt.

EXiT Newsletter

The federal government recently announced funding opportunities for Family-Based Alternative pilot programs. Eligible applicants include city, county, state, and tribal governments including nonprofits with or without 501 (c)(3) status. Up to six awards with up to $750,000 per award amount. The funding shall go towards new or existing programs that provide culturally competent, community-based support to strengthen the emotional, physical, and social-well being for children impacted by parental incarceration and their parents. Although the awards are managed through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), programs/services targeting adults are also eligible – OJJDP will support models that divert justice-involved parents/primary caregivers whom a court has found guilty of a crime from the prison system, promote the unification of families, and prevent children from entering the foster care and/or juvenile justice systems. The deadline to submit a grant application is June 6th, click here to read the full grant solicitation. For additional information please reach out to the Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) providers at NYU Marron Institute: Isabel Coronado, ic2423@nyu.edu.