Opportunity Board Roundup: Juvenile Justice Grants, Jobs, Webinars and Events

Below you'll find a selection of the latest grants, jobs, webinars and events posted to our Opportunity Board. Please share the Reclaiming Futures Opportunity Board with your colleagues in the juvenile justice, adolescent substance abuse and teen mental health areas. It's free to browse and post!

  • Grants for At-Risk Youth (Colorado)
    The LibertyGives Foundation supports causes benefiting underprivileged and at-risk youth in Colorado, focused on proactive and preventative services. Previous grantees include The Denver Street School, the Tennyson Center for Children, Teach for America, and Girls Incorporated of Metro Denver. Multiple awards ranging from $1,000-150,000 will be granted to select applicants. Nonprofit organizations based in Colorado are eligible to apply.
  • Bullying Prevention
    The Bullying Prevention Program is an initiative of New Jersey Child Assault Prevention for schools. The most effective prevention program for any school or district is one which involves the entire school community. As such, the program offers a series of workshops for staff, parents, and students to assess the specific nature of bullying in the school, to train adults in appropriate intervention strategies and to improve student interaction.
  • Street Outreach Program
    The purpose of this funding is to support programs offering street-based services to runaway, homeless, and street youth who have been subjected to, or are at risk of being subjected to, sexual abuse, prostitution, or sexual exploitation. Approximately 56 grants of $100,000 to $200,000 will be awarded to select applicants. Nonprofit organizations, state, county and city governments, and independent school districts are eligible to apply.


  • Juvenile Justice Youth and Family Specialist (Illinois)
    Under general supervision of the After Care Field Services Juvenile Justice Youth & Family Specialist Supervisor, coordinates and manages an assigned caseload; counsels youth and family and provides support and guidance; communicates with institutional staff regarding youth needs and progress and more.
  • Communications & Development Specialist (Reno, Nevada)
    The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), a non-profit organization headquartered in Reno, NV, pursues a mission to improve courts and systems practice and raise awareness of the core issues that touch the lives of many of our nation's children and families.


  • OJJDP To Host Live Chat on DMC Best Practices
    The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's (OJJDP's) State Training and Technical Assistance Center (STTAC) will host a 1-hour live chat on disproportionate minority contact (DMC) that will focus on prevention and systems improvement strategies. Andrea Coleman, OJJDP's DMC Coordinator, will discuss best practices as they pertain to arrests/referrals to court in the juvenile justice setting.
  • Dueling Diagnoses -- Complicated Pain and Addiction
    "Chronic pain" can imply a hopeless and permanent condition. "Complicated pain" more accurately conveys the nature of this multi-factorial condition, and hints at the integrative strategy that is required to successfully treat it. In this webinar, Dr. Lerner will discuss both the proven and emerging treatment strategies that can help resolve the factors that contribute to poor outcomes in these patients.
  • Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships Webinar Series
    An area in which the creativity of the Start Strong sites was most at play was in Social Marketing efforts. Here, youth-adult partnerships shone particularly bright and community-wide social norms change was advanced. The process of meaningful youth involvement in material development as well as downloadable tools for use in your community will be highlighted.


  • America Honors Recovery
    Faces & Voices of Recovery will honor leaders in the addiction recovery movement, highlighting the extraordinary contributions of the country's most influential recovery community leaders and organizations at America Honors Recovery. The event, sponsored with Caron Treatment Centers, honors the exceptional energy, commitment, dedication and creativity of these individuals and organizations in advocating for the rights of people and their families in or seeking recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

juvenile-justice-system_David-BackesDavid Backes writes the Friday news roundup for Reclaiming Futures and contributes articles about juvenile justice reform and adolescent substance abuse treatment to ReclaimingFutures.org. He has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Santa Clara University. David works as an account executive for Prichard Communications.

Updated: June 25 2013