The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for its FY 2018 Juvenile Reentry Research and Evaluation Program. Funding will support methodologically rigorous research and evaluations, ideally using an experimental research design, with practical implications for federally funded juvenile reentry efforts, including in areas such as screening and assessment, behavioral management, organizational or institutional capacity and structure, cross-system services and coordination, post-release services and supervision, and family engagement and support. This solicitation encourages researchers to propose studies that aim to identify the efficacy, effectiveness, efficiency (cost/benefit), implementation, and/or sustainability of reentry programs or practices. OJJDP is particularly interested in studies that focus on effective strategies for juveniles with co-occurring disorders, gang-involved juveniles, and older juveniles or young adults who are returning to communities struggling with high rates of violence and crime.
The solicitation provides further details about the program. Applications are due by May 31.