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Learn about JustGrants, DOJ's Grants Management System

Access information about JustGrants, including news updates, resources and training opportunities for applicants and recipients of DOJ grant awards, and other forms of federal financial assistance.

Grant Application Resource Guide

Updated for FY 2021, this resource contains information to help you prepare and submit applications for OJP funding and offers guidance on award administration.

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Who are Dual System Youth?

Dual system youth are a subset of “crossover youth” — juveniles who have been victims of maltreatment and have also engaged in delinquent acts.  The dual system youth population consists of crossover youth who have entered, at some point, both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.

Child Victims and Witnesses Support Materials

This new OVC resource is intended to support children and youth during their involvement with the justice system as a victim or witness to a crime. In each of the illustrated narratives, child and youth characters explain how the justice system works in a child-friendly and developmentally appropriate way.