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!

  • John R. Justice FY 2013 Program
    The JRJ Grant Program (also referred to as the John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program ("JRJSLR") provides loan repayment assistance for local, state, and federal public defenders and local and state prosecutors who commit to continued employment as public defenders and prosecutors for at least three years.
  • OJJDP Announces New Funding Opportunities
    The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has announced several fiscal year 2013 funding opportunities, including National Juvenile Justice Information Sharing Training and Technical Assistance Program. OJJDP seeks applications for its national program to deliver training, technical assistance, and implementation support for information sharing among juvenile justice, child welfare, mental health, education, and other youth-serving agencies.
  • Alcohol Education Funds (Statesville, NC)
    Each year, as required by North Carolina law, the ABC Board in Statesville distributes 7% of its remaining gross receipts (after other designated distributions) for the treatment of alcoholism or substance abuse, or for research or education on alcohol or substance abuse. The exact amount of the funds to be distributed will not be determined until the annual audit is completed.


  • 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.


  • Faith in Action: Working with Children of Incarcerated Parents
    This 90-minute Webinar will inform faith-based and community leaders about trends in youth delinquency, substance abuse, and poor academic attainment due to parent incarceration and resulting absence. Panelists will highlight the impacts on the health and safety of youth at risk of delinquency when parents are incarcerated and will provide resources for leaders to make a positive difference in the lives of youth and their communities.
  • Safety Organized, Trauma-Informed, and Solution-Focused Domestic Violence Practice
    From June to August 20, 2013, the National Resource Center for Child Protective Services-a service of the Children's Bureau, Department of Health and Human Services--will host the Webinar series, "Safety Organized, Trauma-Informed, Solution Focused Approach to Domestic Violence Cases in Child Protection." Presenters will share current knowledge for child protection professionals, including strategies for family engagement and family-centered safety and case planning.
  • Providing Access to Counsel to Improve Facility Conditions
    Few would disagree that attorneys for court-involved youth play a critical role in the juvenile justice system. Lesser known is that lawyers for children can actually have a significant impact outside the courtroom and inside detention and correctional facilities that house youth. Facilities providing youth with meaningful access to counsel often see safer environments, enhanced operations, and improved staff-resident relationships.


  • National California Gang Investigators Association (CGIA) Conference
    This conference will provide a training setting from a national perspective of a full service management of street gangs and their criminal activity. Training will explore approaches in enforcement and prevention.
  • 2013 NIATx Summit/SAAS National Conference
    The conference is focused on the business model of addiction and mental health services. It is designed for behavioral health CEOs and senior managers who are tackling major changes at their organization and preparing for new opportunities.
  • National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Annual Conference
    Join us in Seattle, Washington for our 76th Annual Conference, which will feature a wide range of juvenile and family law topics including child abuse and neglect, trauma, custody and visitation, judicial leadership, juvenile justice, sex trafficking of minors, family violence, drug courts, psychotropic medications, children testifying in court, detention alternatives, substance abuse, and the adolescent brain.

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: July 02 2013