Enhancing Juvenile Indigent Defense

Federal Funding Agency:

Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention

Applicant Eligibility:

Category 1: State and Local Youth Defense System Improvements: State, governments Special district governments, City, or township governments, County governments Other

Category 2: National Youth Defense Training and Technical Assistance: Nonprofits, having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, For-profit organizations other than small businesses, Small businesses

Due Date:

Grants.gov Deadline: May 17, 2022 11:59 PM
Application JustGrants Deadline: May 31, 2022 8:59 PM

Funding Amount:

Category 1: Up to $400,000
Category 2: Up to $900,000

Agency Solicitation:

This program supports improvements for youth defense. In alignment with current knowledge and understanding of adolescent development, juvenile justice leaders-including the defender community, in particular – are shifting the vernacular used to describe young people to ensure system actors are using language that affirms the dignity and value of all youth, supports positive identity development, and promotes fairness, equity, and justice for all youth.


Additional Notes:

Please note: Funding awarded under this solicitation must be used to improve what has historically been referred to as “juvenile indigent defense.” Where the term “youth defense” is used in this solicitation, it means the defense of juveniles, which in the context of this solicitation refers to services provided to juveniles who are indigent.