This solicitation provides funding for communities to support girls who are involved in the juvenile justice system. There are two categories of funding available under this solicitation.
Category 1: Project Sites. Funding under this category will support communities to develop, enhance, or expand early intervention programs and/or treatment services for girls involved in the juvenile justice system. Funds may not be used to provide training and technical assistance to program providers or other stakeholders.
Category 2: Training and Technical Assistance. Funding under this category will support a training and technical assistance provider to support the Category 1 project sites as they implement strategies to support girls in the juvenile justice system. Technical assistance needs may vary greatly depending on the current practices of each program site.
For the purposes of this solicitation, “girls involved in the juvenile justice system” refers to girls 17 and younger who have been arrested or referred for intake to a public agency (state, Tribal, city, or county) legally responsible for handling juvenile crime, delinquency, and girls in need of guidance, treatment, or rehabilitation due to problematic behavior (i.e., truancy, running away, ungovernable, etc.).