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Vision Statement

We envision a state in which all youth and families are safe, healthy, educated, supported equitably and provided opportunities to achieve their full potential.

Mission Statement

The Governor's Juvenile Justice Commission (GJJC) strives to positively impact youth and families by promoting individual opportunities through state and local partnerships, emphasizing evidence-based, trauma informed, and culturally competent practices. This will be accomplished by enhancing collaboration, sharing information, leveraging resources, and providing leadership and expertise to policy makers.

Recent Updates

The deadline to apply for the Youth Program Evaluation grant program has been extended to March 3, 2023.

The deadline to apply for the JJ Formula: Youth Program Evaluation Study grant program has been extended to February 24, 2023. All eligible agencies are invited to apply! Find out more on the Department of Justice grants page:

JJ Formula Indian Tribes grant opportunity closed for applications. Two other grant opportunities for implicit bias training, technical assistance, and system improvement; and youth serving program evaluations are still open for applications until Friday February 3, 2023.

Three grant opportunities funding a variety of programs including: programs to reduce delinquency for Native American youth, programs that address implicit bias in juvenile justice decision-making, and an evaluation of an existing youth service program. A variety of agencies are eligible to apply through the DOJ Grants website. Apply now!

Applications due January 27, 2023.