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Wraparound Delinquency Program Evaluation

The idea of a “wraparound” approach is to surround at-risk youth with coordinated resources, with school staff, law enforcement, the courts, and service providers all delivering support. An NIJ-funded evaluation of a pilot program to boost the school performance and behavior of at-risk youth and improve safety in Palm Beach, Florida, schools revealed few effects. 

What is JustGrants?

On October 15, 2020 the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) will transition to the Justice Grants System (JustGrants) for all grants management activities and to the Department of Treasury's Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP) system for grants payments. 

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Find funding opportunities

NIJ awards research, development, testing, evaluation, and capacity enhancement grants.
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The First Step Act

The First Step Act of 2018 aims to reform the federal prison system and reduce recidivism. NIJ is working to assess and develop an existing prisoner risk and needs assessment system, and develop recommendations regarding effective evidence-based recidivism reduction programs and activities.

Parent Training Programs Reduce Problem Behaviors

This practice seeks to provide families and parents with training and skills to help promote their children's physical, mental, and social skills. The practice is rated Effective for reducing child problem behaviors for children whose families participated in training programs, compared with control group children whose families did not participate.