NEW! OJJDP Youth Gang Desistance/Diversion Grant Program
DOJ’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for its FY 2019 Youth Gang Desistance/Diversion Grant Program. This program will reduce gang activity by disrupting recruitment and incentivizing desistance by offering alternative support mechanisms for youth. In addition to diversion activities, this program will provide targeted incentives such as tattoo removal and life skills training for young gang members seeking to desist from gang life. Law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies will be critical partners for this proposed initiative. Through OJJDP's Comprehensive Gang Model, communities can implement a holistic approach to gang crime and youth violence reduction. OJJDP requires grant recipients to implement the Comprehensive Gang Model by working with the National Gang Center.
OJJDP expects to award four grants for up to $500,000 each for three years. Applications are due on Monday, June 24, 2019.