The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention issued its broad solicitation for training and technical services this week, a large contract meant to replace a number of smaller projects on singular issues including youth in custody, state advisory groups and racial disparities.
The new “Coordinated Assistance to States” project will provide $2 million in a one-year cooperative agreement to one organization, which will be responsible for training and technical assistance in six different areas:
- Racial disparities reduction strategies
- Compliance with the core requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJPDA)
- Assisting state advisory groups (SAG)
- State, local and tribal departments of juvenile justice
- Justice information sharing
- Emergency planning at juvenile residential facilities