Targeted Issues in Traumatic Brain Injury: Juvenile Justice and TBI

The purpose of this Targeted Issues in TBI Grant is to address the special obstacles faced by incarcerated and about to be incarcerated youth who are at high risk of having and undiagnosed and untreated TBI that interferes with both physical and mental health.

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to reduce barriers to community living for people with disabilities and to address lack of access of families to the services, advocacy and assistance they need as mandated in The Family Opportunity Act of 200 5. This initiative ultimately will provide for State systems change that is needed to assure that all high risk youth that are part of a juvenile corrections systems can be identified accurately and receive services that are appropriate for individuals with TBI.

The overarching goal of this activity is to treat rather than just incarcerate youth with TBI so that they can ultimately become educated, productive, and contributing members of their communities Specifically, a State or Territory receiving these Targeted Issues in TBI Funds will be able to work across State systems to provide identification, appropriate treatment, including alternative education and training, mental health and substance abuse treatment, and diversion into those State Programs that can provide an environment that will encourage good decision making skills, risk avoidance, and independence.

Because TBI is a multi faceted condition, requiring the skills of many professional disciplines, these grants will permit training for all involved professionals, including State Corrections and Probation officers.

A careful evaluation of activities and their outcomes will provide much needed data to the field, as well as informing program progress monitoring to allow for program changes as needed.

The evaluation of targeted issues grants should be particularly rigorous as they are first Step efforts in expanding knowledge in a particular field of interest in TBI.

Core values across all MCHB programs include family-centered care, family professional partnerships and cultural and linguistic competence.

These MUST be integrated throughout project policies and activities.

MCHB will also require additional data and will provide technical assistance, as needed.

Review criteria for all of these issues will be described in the guidance.

Although a Letter or Email of Intent is not required, it is encouraged.

Related Programs

Traumatic Brain Injury State Demonstration Grant Program

Department of Health and Human Services






Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
https://grants.hrsa.gov/webExternal/SFO.asp?ID=80201885-452C-49BC-82EE-2F3712705708

Additional Information of Eligibility:
As cited in 42 CFR Part 51a.3 (a), any public or private entity, including an Indian tribe or tribal organization (as those terms are defined at 25 U.S.C.

450b), faith based and community based organization are eligible to apply for this federal funding opportunity that can document previous experience to address and fulfill review criteria in guidance.

As cited in 42 CFR Part 51a.3 (a), any public or private entity, including an Indian tribe or tribal organization (as those terms are defined at 25 U.S.C.

450b), faith based and community based organization are eligible to apply for this federal funding opportunity that can document previous experience to address and fulfill review criteria in guidance.



Full Opportunity Web Address:
https://grants.hrsa.gov/webExternal/SFO.asp?ID=80201885-452C-49BC-82EE-2F3712705708

Contact:
CallCenter@HRSA.GOVCallCenter@HRSA.GOV

Agency Email Description:
Contact HRSA Call Center at 877-Go4-HRSA/877-464-4772;301-998-7373 or email

Agency Email:
CallCenter@HRSA.GOV

Date Posted:
2009-06-16

Application Due Date:
2009-07-17

Archive Date:
2009-09-01




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