OJJDP FY 2014 Investigator-Initiated Research on Risk Assessment

This solicitation seeks applications for research studies on the implementation and impact of risk assessment in the juvenile justice system.

OJJDP works with communities across the country to divert youth who pose low public safety and recidivism risk from the juvenile justice system and to provide

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youth in the system with appropriate and effective interventions and services.

A better understanding of risk assessment tools’ effectiveness and how those tools are best used across the juvenile justice system is the foundation to better identifying the risks and needs of youth and effectively intervening with the youth who come in contact with the juvenile justice system.

Understanding how risk assessments can be used to promote diversion and community-based alternatives, when appropriate, is of particular interest to OJJDP.

This program is authorized pursuant to paragraph (2) under the Juvenile Justice heading in the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2014, Pub.



113-76, 128 Stat.

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Department of Justice

Agency: Department of Justice

Office: Office of Justice Programs

Estimated Funding: Not Available

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Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible applicants are limited to states (including territories), units of local government (including federally recognized tribal governments, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations), and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education).

For-profit organizations must agree to forgo any profit or management fee.

OJJDP welcomes applications that involve two or more entities; however, one eligible entity must be the applicant and the others must be proposed as subrecipients.

The applicant must be the entity with primary responsibility for conducting and leading the project.

OJJDP may elect to make awards for applications submitted under this solicitation in future fiscal years, dependent on the merit of the applications and on the availability of appropriations.

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The Justice Information Center (JIC) at 1–877–927–5657, via e-mail to JIC@telesishq.com, or by live Web chat. JIC hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern time on the solicitation close date.

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