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Studies to Evalute the Justice System
Deadline: March 23, 2017
This Department of Justice supports research on safety, health, and wellness in the criminal justice system. Applicants can choose from three funding categories to study: 1. Behavioral, psychological and psychological measures related to mental and physical health. 2. The impact of the criminal justice system on families and child development 3. Policy related to courts and the criminal justice system. Eligibility is limited to state/tribal and local governments, universities and colleges, and for profits and not-for profits. There will be $4.5 million for six awards.
Information: 800/851-3420 email: email@example.com solicitation: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291029
Funding for Crime Researchers
Deadline: March 31, 2017
The National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) W.E.B. Dubois Program of Research on Race and Crime program supports advancements in knowledge regarding the confluence of crime, justice, and culture in various societal contexts. This year NIJ is seeking W.E.B. Dubois fellows, in their early research careers, that want to elevate their research ideas to a national level. Eligible entities include state/tribal/local governments, colleges/universities, for profits and nonprofits. There will be $3 million available for eight awards.
Information: National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Response Center: 800/851-3420. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org solicitation: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291097
Funding for Youth Jobs
Deadline: Online letters of intent are accepted at any time
The Starbucks Opportunity Finance Network (OFN), under the Create Jobs for USA Fund, will provide funding to the 180 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) that are OFN members. CDFIs are federally created organizations that provide loans, investments, financial services, and technical assistance to underserved populations and communities. CDFIs use these funds to provide loans to underserved community businesses, including affordable-housing non-profits. The goal is to bring people and communities together to create and sustain U.S. jobs. Eligibility is limited to businesses and 501(c)(3) non-profits focused on low-income issues.
http://ofn.org/create-jobs-usa or call (800) 782-7282 for questions on the funding program. <8/15/12>
Software and Other Technological Assistance
Microsoft Corporation is accepting applications for in-kind support to create community-based technology and learning centers in order to bridge the "digital divide" and eliminate technology illiteracy. Organizations must have the computer hardware needed to run the awarded Microsoft software, and must have staff members or technology-assistance providers capable of installing and maintaining the software. There are a small number of cash grants as part of its Community Technology Skills program. Guidelines and applications, which will only be accepted by email, are available on the corporation's website. Non-profits that provide services to schools and communities during non-school hours or organizations supported and operated by the government and K-12 schools are not eligible for funding for programs during school hours but may qualify for programs run by a non-profit or a non-governmental organization during non-school hours. Proposals from eligible organizations should be submitted through the Microsoft subsidiary offices located nearest them. Each subsidiary has its own criteria for proposal submission.
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Microsoft, Community Affairs, 1 Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399; (206) 936-8185
Fines/Fees Webinar and Online Resources
Federal Resources to Prevent Family Violence and Improve Child Welfare
The Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families division distributes $108 million in anti-domestic-violence grants that help local and state domestic violence service providers deliver assistance to victims, families, and their children.
The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) grants (CFDA# 93.560) are the only government funding stream dedicated specifically to domestic violence shelters and programs for direct services to victims of domestic violence and their children. The grants’ reach and impact has grown incrementally over the last 30 years, growing from 111 shelters across all states in the 1970s to more than 1,500 today.
The formula grants are awarded to every state and territory and over 200 tribes. State and territorial formula grants make up 70% of FVPSA appropriations and include a minimum award of $600,000, with the remaining funds to be allotted to each state through a population-based formula.
These funds reach almost 1,600 domestic violence shelters and over 1,300 non-residential service sites, providing both a safe haven and an array of supportive services to intervene in and prevent abuse. Support services funded under the act for victims of domestic violence and their children include court and legal advocacy and individual and group counseling. Emphasis ours.
State Court Assistance Webinar
We originally ran this annoucement when the Webinar was given by the U.S. DOJ Access to Justice Initiative. It has recently been made available at the hyperlink below. It offers good suggestions for state courts looking for federal assistance.
With state budgets tight, it is increasingly important for court systems to look outside of traditional legislative appropriations for funding and resources. Without adequate funding, the administration of civil and criminal justice suffers, not only producing diminished outcomes for court-involved individuals, but also increasing system costs for related justice partners. This webinar, "Strengthening Court Systems: Understanding State and Federal Resources," highlighted multiple grant opportunities available through State Administering Agencies (SAAs) and various federal partners. In addition to discussing how court administrators can engage with and stay apprised of funding opportunities, this webinar highlighted some of the federally funded training and technical assistance opportunities offered to court systems. Attendees also heard from court administrators about the process of applying for grant funds and showcase strategies for integrating court functions into criminal justice resource planning.
Presenting for this webinar were Brooke Marshall (Executive Director, MT Board of Crime Control); Bradley D. Fowler (Planning and Organizational Development Officer, NCJ Administrative Office of the Courts); Hon. Dina E. Fein (First Justice, Springfield, MA); Michael Coelho (Assistance Secretary for Policy and Planning, MA Executive Office of Public Safety and Security); Jonathan Faley (Associate Deputy Director, Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice); and Karen Lash (Senior Counsel, Access to Justice Initiative).
Office of Juvenile Justice Outlines Best Practices for Family Drug Courts
The U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) released new guidance on ways to improve the function of Family Drug Courts and how they treat young offenders. OJJDP suggests Family Drug Courts should link up courts, child welfare, treatment, and other agencies, rather than operating as separate, isolated projects and seek additional local support from state or regional governments.
Resources for Indigent Defense Funding
In response to an inquiry from former Conference of Chief Justices President Eric Washington and the Conference of State Court Administrators President Rosalyn Frierson, the Department of Justice has informed the state court leadership of federal resources available to state courts to deal with the lack of funding in the indigent defense area. In the response letter, Director of the Department ot Justice's Access to Justice Initiative, Deborah Leff, highlights the following:
Some other resources that may be helpful include: