From: Tepfer, Sean (USAWAW) [mailto:Sean.Tepfer@usdoj.gov]
Sent: Friday, January 25, 2013 5:06 PM
To: Tepfer, Sean (USAWAW)
Subject: Washington state grant
Good afternoon all,
Please find the below grant solicitation announcement from the Washington State Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice (WA-PCJ).
Have a great weekend.
Law Enforcement Coordinator & Community Outreach Specialist
United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington
700 Stewart Street, Suite 5220
Seattle, Washington 98101-1271
Desk: (206) 553-5103
Cell: (206) 718-2490
WAPCJ has issued a Request for Proposals to fund programs that divert minority youth from entering or re-entering the juvenile justice system at the arrest and referral to formal court processing decision points. The programs will target minority youth and also address their behavioral health needs.
The RFP and applications are available on our website: http://www.dshs.wa.gov/ojj/funding_opportunities.shtml
In Washington, minority youth (e.g., African-American, Native American/Alaskan Native, Latino/Hispanic and recent immigrant populations) come into contact with the juvenile justice system at a higher rate in comparison to white youth. In addition, research shows that youth of color may have undiagnosed and/or unmet behavioral health concerns. The WA-PCJJ is seeking pre-filing and/or pre-formal court processing diversion programs that address both DMC and Behavioral Health for minority youth. This would encompass programs and strategies designed to divert youth from initial contact with the juvenile justice system at the school, law enforcement and/or prosecutorial level. The WA-PCJJ is specifically interested in proposals that involve innovative community-based alternatives to formal court processing and effective strategies to address behavioral concerns that may be related to the reported misconduct.
Proposals are due March 4, 2013.
Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Coordinator
Washington State Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice
Office of Juvenile Justice
Department of Social & Health Services