Judicial Training on Child Maltreatment for Court Personnel Juvenile Justice Programs

The Judicial Training on Child Maltreatment for Court Personnel Program provides technical assistance, information and support to local CASA programs, assists communities in developing new programs, and provides support to existing and developing State organizations on issues such as the development
of goals and objectives, State legislation, and State standards to strengthen local programs.

Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2008: The program provides intensive training and technical assistance to judges and dependency court personnel and professionals to improve the courts" handling of child abuse and neglect cases and to ensure more timely decision making in permanency planning. Impediments to timely court practices and delivery of services to children in care and their families are identified as a prelude to designing and implementing strategies that address those barriers. These innovative practices are tested and refined as part of ongoing systems change. Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds are available specifically to achieve the objectives of the Judicial Training on Child Maltreatment for Court Personnel Program.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Local (includes State-designated lndian Tribes, excludes institutions of higher education and hospitals: Law, Justice, and Legal Services.

Public nonprofit institution/organization (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals): Law, Justice, and Legal Services.

Private nonprofit institution/organization (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals): Law, Justice, and Legal Services

Beneficiary Eligibility

Public nonprofit institution/organization; Other public institution/organization; Private nonprofit institution/organization; Other private institution/organization


Cost will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments, A-21 for educational institutions, and A-122 for nonprofit organizations. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. The Office of Justice Programs utilizes a Grants Management System (GMS). GMS downloads applications from Grants.gov and is the system in which OJP reviews applications and manages awarded grants. Registration with www.grants.gov is required. Detailed instructions can be found at www.grants.gov. The Office of Management and Budget requires that all businesses and nonprofit applicants for federal funds include a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number in their application for a new award or renewal of an award. Detailed information about this requirement can be found at www.dunandbradstreet.com. OJP requires that all applicants for federal financial assistance, other than individuals, maintain current registrations in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database. Information about registration procedures can be accessed at www.ccr.gov.

Award Procedures

Grantees are notified via the Grant Management System when an award is made.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Victims of Child Abuse Act, 42 U.S.C. Section 13001 et seq.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.


Other - Not Specified.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Length and time phasing of assistance vary by project and are posted on the OJP web site as solicitations are released. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Please contact program office for more information.

Post Assistance Requirements


Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Final financial reports and semi-annual and final program performance reports and performance measure data submission will be required as stipulated in the effective edition of the OJP Financial Guide and in award documents.

Grantees submit performance measure data via the DCTAT reporting system bi-annually.

See above.

Peformance measures, as specified in the solicitation, are required.


In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. All organizations that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in any fiscal year must have a single audit for that year in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-133, as amended, unless the audit condition on the award says otherwise. These audits are due to the cognizant Federal agency not later than 9 months after the end of the grantee"s fiscal year.


Grantee must keep complete records on the disposition of funds.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Cooperative Agreements) FY 08 $2,213,891; FY 09 est $2,500,000; FY 10 est $2,500,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

The current edition of the OJP Financial Guide is available at http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/finguide08/index.htm.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Cecilia Duquela Fuentes Child Protection Division, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Department of Justice, Washington, District of Columbia 20351 Phone: (202) 514-9372

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The successful applicant will be selected through a competitive solicitation process.

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