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February 2019 Roundup

February 27, 2019
Courtney McSwain

Funding Opportunities

  • The NoVo Foundation has announced The Life Story Grants, a new $10 million, 3-year commitment for programs in the U.S that open exit ramps and close on-ramps to commercial sexual exploitation. The NoVo Foundation is accepting letters of Inquiry for the new funding opportunity now through April 19, 2019.
  • NoVo Foundation and Education First announce new funding available through the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Innovation Awards for teachers and school districts. Awards available up to $5,000 to individual teachers or teacher teams and up to $25,000 for district-level grants for SEL-related projects classrooms, schools and/or districts in the 2019-20 school year. Funding focused on racial and gender justice. Deadline Friday, March 22 at 11:59 pm PDT. View the online application form.


  • The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) is pleased to invite applicants from state and tribal dependency court(s) to apply to participate in the Implementation Site Project to improve outcomes for abused and neglected children and their families. The six selected sites will receive training, technical assistance, and support from NCJFCJ staff. No funding. Application webinar sessions will be held on February 11 and 14. Application Deadline is March 1. Learn more.
  • Board of State and Community Corrections in California is calling for the proposal to receive Youth Reinvestment Grants (non-Tribal and Tribal). Deadline for both grant applications is March 29, 2019. Learn more.


  • Act 4 Juvenile Justice has compiled a series of news and fact sheets on the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA). Resources HERE.
  • The Partnership for Male Youth is pleased to announce the release of Voices of Youth, a series of unfettered and unscripted conversations among male youth exploring the beliefs and feelings they grapple with in today's society.
  • The Vera Institute of Justice released its State of Justice Reform 2018. The report covers most, but not all, areas of justice reform, including immigration, opioids, policing, bail, prosecution, jails, youth justice, sentencing, prisons, reentry, and crime victims.
  • Transformharm.org is a resource hub about ending violence. It offers an introduction to transformative justice. The site includes selected articles, audio-visual resources, curricula, and more.
  • Migration Letters published a recent study that investigated the association between undocumented immigration and crime among youthful offenders using data from the longitudinal Crossroads Study. The study concludes undocumented immigrants generally report the lowest rate of offending prior to and following their first arrest, yet are more likely to be re-arrested in the three-years following their initial contact with the justice system. Full access behind paywall.


  • NJJN is hiring a Young Leader Coordinator to support efforts to develop young leader advocates and build out young leadership support through our social media, website, newsletter, and publications. This is a part-time, hourly position. Open until filled. Learn more and apply.
  • Equal Justice USA seeks applicants for four job openings. Applicants should be grounded in racial equity and either directly impacted by violence/the justice system or committed to centering those who are. Open positions include:

Senior Director of Programs

Director of Advocacy and Campaigns

Director of Development



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