Wednesday, September 25, 2013

$32,000 Grant Utah Board of Juvenile Justice (UBJJ) Disproportionate Minority Contact Subcommittee

A $32,000 grant has been made available for the project described below and will be competitively awarded to one recipient.  The grant period begins November 1, 2013 and runs through October 31, 2014. If you are interested in applying, attached is the official Request for Proposal. 
Here is a synopsis of the proposal:
The Utah Board of Juvenile Justice (UBJJ) Disproportionate Minority Contact Subcommittee is requesting a proposal from any individual, non-profit or for-profit entity, institution of higher education, or expert in research and evaluation, to submit an abstract with the following goals and objectives:

Goal: Identify and evaluate evidence-based, best practices, and promising program(s) for school resource officers and school officials that will lead to the reduction of over-representation of minority youth at the arrest and referral points of contact in the juvenile justice system in identified local communities.

Objectives
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1.  Conduct literature review of evidence-based, best practices, and promising program(s) that will lead to the reduction of minority youth arrests and referrals to juvenile court at the school level.
2. Identify current policies, procedures, regulations, and current practices, including, but not limited to, schools, districts, and law enforcement agencies, in addition to determining their effectiveness and making recommendations for improvement.
3. Provide a written report of specific findings, recommendations, and guidelines to achieve the stated goal.
4. Create an evaluation method to measure the effectiveness of any programs/trainings that are implemented as a result of objectives 1-3.
Proposals are due no later than Monday, September 30, 2013, by 8:00 AM.

The proposal requirements and instructions are attached or you can access them at http://www.justice.utah.gov/grants.html and click on UBJJ tab.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Reg Garff at (801) 538-1372 or rgarff@utah.gov.

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