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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 juvenile justice formula grant programs listed below closed 9/2/2022. Please check the GJJC Resources page and DOJ Grants page for future opportunities.

  • Community-Based Programs and Services (2023)
  • Racial and Ethnic Disparities Reduction (2023)
  • Indian Tribes (2023)

Three funding opportunities to support local agencies support and serve youth are now open for applications. Details on available amounts, eligible organizations, and program guidelines are located in the Resources tab, Grant Opportunity section. Eligible applicants should submit their applications as soon as possible and no later than August 19. 

Four awards have been made for the Title II Positive Youth Development Mentoring Program. These projects will serve at risk youth across the state by providing opportunities for positive relationships with supportive adults  Information regarding the awards and the projects can be found at the Initiatives By County page. 

The School-Based Restorative Justice grant opportunity opened in March 2022 has now closed and will no longer accept applications.