November 17, 2016: How to Fund Youth Justice Reform and Defense Work with Byrne Grants
Byrne Justice Assistance Grants (JAG) funnel millions of federal dollars to states, localities, and non-profits, but have been underused for juvenile justice reform and indigent defense. Historically, this funding has been primarily allocated to law enforcement. But indigent defense is now a priority area for JAG funding. In addition, the federal Bureau of Justice Assistance recently changed the way it evaluates how the JAG funds are used. Their revised accountability measures focus more on reducing crime and incarceration, making it a favorable time to seek this funding for defense work and programs that further the aims of youth justice reform. Learn more about these grants and strategies for accessing them in a webinar co-sponsored with the National Juvenile Justice Network on November 17 at 2 pm EST.