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!

  • Grief Reach
    Grief Reach is a partnership between the National Alliance for Grieving Children and the New York Life Foundation. The goal of this partnership is to provide funds to Children's Bereavement Programs to expand the reach of their programs to include underserved youth populations, ages 18 years and younger.
  • 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.


  • Youth Treatment Director (North Dakota)
    Requires a bachelor's degree with a major in psychology, social work, education, criminal justice, or a closely related social or behavioral science, or another degree with coursework closely related to the duties performed; and five years of professional level experience working with youth or offender treatment programs which included supervisory or progressively more responsible capacity.
  • Juvenile Justice Specialist (Oklahoma)
    Positions in this job family are assigned responsibility for providing services in the areas of rehabilitation of juvenile offenders and protection of the public through clinical and case management activities in the areas of juvenile intake, probation, parole and custodial responsibility for delinquent children and their families.
  • Juvenile Justice Division Program Director (Massachusetts)
    Oversee every facet of the program's operation including educational, clinical, medical and residential according to the programs contract, DYS, DEEC and Eliot's policies and procedures.


  • 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 09 2013