Juvenile Justice

English Access Micro Scholarship Program (Access)

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy Kampala, Uganda, announces an open competition for grant proposals for the administration and implementation of the English Access Micro Scholarship Program (Access), which provides supplemental English-language instruction to high potential but disadvantaged students 14 - 18 years old. The Access Program is expected to fund two years of after-school classes and enhancement activities for a cohort of 25 students at a total cost of not more than $30,000 USD. The cohort should be executed in the peri-urban regions of Jinja.

Resources: Crisis Helplines

If someone's life is in danger, call 911 or your local emergency number. We have shared crisis support services for specific needs.

Funding to Support COVID-19 Testing and Mitigation in Vulnerable Communities

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will invest more than $1.6 billion from the American Rescue Plan to support testing and mitigation measures in high-risk congregate settings to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and detect and stem potential outbreaks.

Fair, Equal, Just Campaign

YouthLead invites youth-serving organizations and youth to unite with young changemakers for the #FairEqualJust campaign in May.

Resources to Support Youth and Families During the Coronavirus COVID-19 Outbreak

These can be difficult times for young people and those who work with them. Learn more about the respiratory illness coronavirus COVID-19 here. Below are resources on topics affecting youth and how supportive adults can help. Click on the arrows to find resources on each topic.

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NEW! Vaccines

Randomized Controlled Trials of Criminal Justice Programs and Practices (Funding Opportunity)

This Request for Proposals from Arnold Ventures seeks grant applications to conduct randomized controlled trials of criminal justice programs and practices.

Just Launched! Redesigned YE4C

The Youth Engaged 4 Change website has a fresh, new look with content that continues to inspire and empower young people to improve their lives and the world around them.

Report: Spotlight on Girls in the Juvenile Justice System

This data snapshot focuses on trends and characteristics of girls at various stages in the juvenile justice system, including arrest, the juvenile court process, and residential placement.

Resource: Leveraging the Every Student Succeeds Act to Improve Educational Services in Juvenile Justice Facilities

This policy brief provides information to state and local policymakers as well as education and juvenile justice leaders about how to use requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act to improve education and workforce outcomes for youth in long-term juvenile justice facilities.

Resource: Updates to Statistical Briefing Book

These updates include access to National Incident-Based Reporting System data and provide new answers to frequently asked questions that describe the annual number and rates of juvenile arrests, juvenile arrest rates by offense and race, and petitioned status offense cases handled in juvenile court.