Announcements

Posted: June 19, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Corporation for National and Community Service, Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE)

Application Deadline: July 11, 2017
This program seeks applications from institutions of higher education to study civic engagement and other related concepts such as social capital, and build on research in this field. ORE is particularly seeking applicants that will address knowledge gaps and provide new ideas and methodological approaches to this work. Learn more.

Posted: June 19, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

These materials provide information on treatment options and support services for various mental challenges. Developed in collaboration with the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the American Psychological Association, and the American Psychiatric Association, these materials cover topics such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, first-episode psychosis, anxiety disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder. Learn more.

Posted: June 19, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

These updates to the Statistical Briefing Book include information on law enforcement and court data, such as juvenile court statistics, state and county juvenile court case counts, and frequently asked questions about juveniles in court and on probation. Policymakers, the media, and the general public can use this resource to gain quick and easy access to detailed statistics on these topics. Learn more.

Posted: June 19, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Housing and Urban Development; United States Interagency Council on Homelessness

These resources provide information and tools on topics related to ending youth homelessness:

1. Coordinated Entry for Youth Brief — Provides an overview of the four core elements of coordinated entry for youth: access, assessment, prioritization, and referral.

2. Engaging Youth in Decision Making — Provides guidance on how to engage youth in project development and governance.

3. Using a Housing First Philosophy When Serving Youth — Provides an overview of housing first philosophy and how it applies to youth-serving projects.

4. Rapid Re-Housing for Youth — Provides a suite of tools and products on rapid re-housing for youth, including a Jump Start Tool, set of frequently asked questions, and a checklist.

Posted: June 19, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics; Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics

This annual report presents data on crime at school from the perspectives of students, teachers, principals, and the general population. Topics addressed include victimization, bullying, school conditions, fights, weapons, the presence of security staff at school, availability and student use of drugs and alcohol, student perceptions of personal safety at school, and criminal incidents at postsecondary institutions. Learn more.

Posted: June 19, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy

This webpage, developed by the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability, provides multiple resources on the mental health needs of youth, especially as they relate to employment. Youth service practitioners can use this information to better understand the needs of youth, and policymakers can utilize it in their work to address system and policy obstacles and improve service delivery systems for youth with mental health needs. Learn more.

Posted: June 19, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

This toolkit, developed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Yale Child Study Center with support from OJJDP, provides practical tools and resources to assist law enforcement agencies in building or enhancing effective operational responses to children exposed to violence. This toolkit can help police leaders and frontline officers provide trauma-informed, developmentally-appropriate responses to children exposed to violence. Learn more.

Posted: June 19, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education

This program named 161 high school seniors as the 53rd class of U.S. Presidential Scholars. Students were selected because of their accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields. They will receive a Presidential Scholar Medallion at a ceremony on June 18, 2017. Learn more.

Posted: June 19, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics

This report analyzes the education and work plans of a cohort of high school students when they were in 11th grade. The findings show most students expected postsecondary education would be their primary activity, while about one-fifth expected their main activity to be work. A higher proportion of female students expected their main activity to be postsecondary education and students' expectations for postsecondary education increased as family socioeconomic status increased. Learn more.

Posted: June 19, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics

This report analyzes public high school students’ use of graduation, career, or education plans as of 2012. About 40% of students were required to create their own plan, 23% selected from plans offered, and 5% were assigned a plan by the school. Approximately 11% of students developed a plan they submitted and met with school staff at least annually to review or revise it. Learn more.

Posted: June 19, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health (OAH)

A new evaluation study funded by OAH shows that the New Heights program, based in Washington, DC, helps parenting students stay in school and achieve academic success. Learn more.

Posted: June 19, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

Application Deadline: June 30, 2017
This request for applications (PDF, 2 pages) is for positions on the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice, which advises the President and Congress on matters related to juvenile justice, evaluates the progress and accomplishments of juvenile justice activities and projects, and advises the OJJDP Administrator on the work of OJJDP. Candidates must be a member of their state’s juvenile justice advisory group (SAG) at the time of application and throughout their entire term, and be from one of three jurisdictional groups. Learn more (PDF, 2 pages). 

Posted: May 19, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This quiz provides recommendations for vaccines needed for children and youth, ages birth through 18 years. Parents can input information on their child’s age, gender, high-risk conditions, medical information, and living situation to determine what vaccines they need. Learn more.

Posted: May 19, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department/Agency: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

This report (PDF, 11 pages) summarizes the recommendations of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Subcommittee of the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice to OJJDP on strategies to advance juvenile justice reform for lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning/gender nonconforming, transgender (LGBQ/GNCT) youth. The recommendations are grouped into four categories:

  1. Policy and program development,
  2. Training and technical assistance,
  3. Data collection and research, and
  4. Federal LGBT juvenile justice coordination.

Learn more (PDF, 11 pages).

Posted: May 19, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy; Department of Defense, Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity

This program connects federal and private sector employers with college students and recent graduates with disabilities seeking summer or permanent employment. WRP recruiters from federal agencies conduct personal interviews with interested candidates, who are then included in a searchable database that is available to hiring officials in federal agencies. Colleges and universities can apply to host interviews with WRP recruiters, and students and employers can apply to gain access to the database. Learn more.

Posted: May 19, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement

This resource informs colleges and universities that SEVP can no longer accept ACICS accreditation for certification purposes. Schools accredited by ACICS can use this information to take the appropriate steps to find a new accreditor or provide SEVP with additional evidence in lieu of accreditation. Learn more.

Posted: May 19, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance

This report describes a study that examined the impacts of EWIMS, a systematic approach to early identification and intervention with students at risk of not graduating on time. Published by Regional Education Laboratory Northwest, the report shows that after a year of limited implementation, EWIMS reduced chronic absence and course failures, but did not reduce the percentage of students with low grade point averages, suspensions, or insufficient credits for graduation. Learn more.

Posted: May 19, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics

This report illustrates the scores for the 2016 NAEP, which measures eighth grade students' knowledge and skills in music and visual arts. The results show scores in arts were unchanged from the last assessment in 2008. The percentage of students taking a music or visual arts course in school also remained unchanged, but participation in the arts outside of school declined in several categories. Learn more.

Posted: May 19, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

This website provides information on the Blue Campaign, a unified effort from DHS, working in collaboration with law enforcement, government, non-governmental, and private organizations to combat human trafficking. The campaign aims to raise awareness about human trafficking, leverage partnerships to educate the public to recognize and report trafficking, train law enforcement to detect and investigate human trafficking, protect survivors, and bring suspected traffickers to justice. Learn more.

Posted: May 19, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice

This article summarizes the range of risk factors facing children of incarcerated parents. It also cautions against universal policy solutions that seek to address these risk factors but do not take into account the child's unique needs, the child's relationship with the incarcerated parent, and alternative support systems. Correctional practitioners and other service providers can use this resource to better understand how their communication and collaboration can foster a safety net for children and facilitate successful re-entry for the incarcerated parent. Learn more.