National Institute of Justice Announces Availability of $15 Million to Address School Safety

National Institute of Justice Announces Availability of 15 Million to Address School Safety

Funding Opportunities

National Institute of Justice Announces Availability of $15 Million to Address School Safety
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for funding for research and evaluation on safety in schools nationwide. Under the Comprehensive School Safety Initiative, NIJ will make about $15 million available for multiple grants that will address school safety issues directly. Each research effort funded must contribute to the base of knowledge and evidence building about school safety. Applicants must register with Grants.gov before submitting an application. Applications are due May 20, 2014. To access the solicitation, click here.

National Institute of Justice Seeking Proposals for Research and Evaluation on Trafficking in Persons
The National Institute of Justice is seeking applications for funding for research and evaluation projects that support federal, state, local, and tribal criminal justice agencies in combating trafficking in persons. NIJ is particularly interested in studies that develop methods to effectively measure the cost of trafficking in persons as well as evaluation studies of countertrafficking programs and tools. NIJ anticipates that up to $2 million total may become available for awards under this solicitation. From the total amount, NIJ anticipates that it will make one to four awards for a 36-month project period. Applicants must register withGrants.gov before submitting an application. Applications are due June 2, 2014. To access the solicitation, click here.

Training Opportunities
On April 14–16, the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado, Boulder, will host its Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development 2014 conference at the Denver (Colo.) Downtown Sheraton Hotel (registration: $350.00). OJJDP Administrator Robert Listenbee will be a keynote speaker. The conference will focus on evidence-based programs in youth education, problem behavior, self-regulation, mental and physical health, and positive relationships and will provide support for practitioners implementing these programs in their communities.

SAMHSA, Suicide Prevention Alliance to Cohost Webinar April 17
“Preventing Suicide Among Justice-Involved Youth: Newly Developed Tools, Recommendations, and Research,” a Webinar cohosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Suicide Prevention Branch and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, will take place April 17, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (EDT). This free live Webcast will describe new resources from the Action Alliance’s Youth in Contact With the Juvenile Justice System Task Force. Nearly one of every three justice-involved youths reports having experienced suicidal ideation in the past year, and 36 percent have attempted suicide during their lifetimes. Suicide is the leading cause of death for youths in confinement. Advance registration is required. For additional information or to register, please visit http://www.wciconferences.com /JJTF/index.html.

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Source: National Baptist Convention USA

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