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!

  • Youth Service Improvement (New York)
    The YSIG program is open to community-based organizations in the five boroughs of New York City that want to improve the quality of the services they offer to young people ages 8 to 25. Awards are $25,000.
  • Volunteer Generation Fund FY13
    The Volunteer Generation Fund is designed to retain and increase the number of people who serve in meaningful roles as volunteers dedicated to addressing important needs in communities across America.


  • Recreation Specialist (Virginia)
    Incumbent will plan, organize and carry out recreational and leisure programs on behalf of Culpeper Juvenile Correctional Center to ensure recreational activities are conducted for residents assigned to all housing units and other areas.
  • Juvenile Justice Specialist (Oaklahoma)
    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.


  • A Trauma Informed Effective Reinforcement (TIER) System for Girls
    Panelists will review the framework of the TIER System for Girls, a female responsive, research-based model that offers short-term detention and residential programs as an effective alternative to compliance-focused behavior management systems.
  • Policy and Environmental Change
    Policy change is important in order to institutionalize a prevention focus. How did Start Strong sites achieve the policy and practice changes that will affect Start Strong communities long after the end of the initiative?


  • Coalition of Juvenile Justice 2013 Youth Summit
    In accordance with the summit theme "Empowering Young Leaders for Juvenile Justice Reform," sessions will offer youth information on juvenile justice basics, disproportionate minority contact, the school-to-prison pipeline, and leadership development.
  • 6th Annual National Rural Substance Abuse Prevention Conference
    Prevention of Youth Substance Abuse in Rural Communities is the only national conference that focuses on the unique challenges of prevention from a rural context. The three day annual conference includes nationally recognized keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and optional evening activities.
  • NACC 36th National Child Welfare, Juvenile, and Family Law Conference
    More than 36 years of experience has gone into developing this premiere three-day training, during which NACC will give you the most up to date knowledge and tools to advocate for your clients. This conference is the opportunity to come together with your fellow advocates to network and receive the most up-to-date resources available.

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 30 2013