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The New Economic Recovery Law: Juvenile Justice/Criminal Justice Resources

The Children's Defense Fund has gathered useful materials from federal agencies, congressional sources, and advocacy and other organizations that can help you become familiar with the Recovery Act funding and program activities available in states and communities. The New Economic Recovery Law: Resources to Help Children and the Economy provides links to these materials. This section of the guide provides information and resources for juvenile justice/criminal justice and will be updated frequently to provide the latest and most helpful resources. 

Juvenile Justice/Criminal Justice

Departmental and Congressional Organizations

  • Department of Justice (DOJ) established a website where it announces funding opportunities, state-by-state allocations and procedures to apply for grants. $2.7 billion was provided for the Office of Justice Programs, $1 billion for the Community Oriented Policing Programs, $225 million for the Office of Violence Against Women, and $10 million to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tax, Firearms and Explosives under the Recovery Act.