Protecting Futures: Building Capacity to Serve Children and Youth Impacted by America's Drug Crisis

Request for Applications

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), in collaboration with JBS International, Inc. (JBS), is excited to announce a funding opportunity to support child and youth crime victims and to enhance community-driven responses to America’s drug crisis. The project will advance innovative, replicable, and sustainable crime victim service models that address the complex needs of child and youth victims.

Up to ten (10) subawards will be made, including five (5) subawards up to $100,000 each, and five (5) subawards up to $125,000 each.

Best, Promising and Innovative Work Underway

Throughout the United States, children and their families are feeling the impact of substance use. About 1 in 8 children ages 17 or younger reside in a home where at least one parent has a substance use disorder.

Learn more about the work that helps put children and families back on the path forward.

Popular Resources

A reference guide parents and others about the use of emojis in conjunction with illegal drugs.
The Suicide, Overdose, and Adverse Childhood Experiences Prevention Capacity Assessment Tool (SPACECAT) is designed for local, state, and territorial health agencies to better understand their capacity to address suicide, overdose, and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)
Statement sheet highlighting school-based prevention and intervention programs.

What's Happening?

Thursday, March 16, 2023
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP) Opioid Affected Youth Initiative (OAYI) is accepting applications for seats on a new Youth Advisory Board. Board membership is open to young adults ages 18–24 who want to help support youth and families affected by opioids and...
Thursday, March 16, 2023
The purpose of this program is to increase student access to evidence-based and culturally relevant trauma support services and mental health care by developing innovative initiatives, activities, and programs to link local school systems with local trauma-informed support and mental health...
Friday, March 3, 2023
The purpose of this program is to provide comprehensive services for pregnant and postpartum women with substance use disorders across the continuum of residential settings that support and sustain recovery. As a family-centered program, services also extend to family members and the minor...

Our Partners and Other Supporters

For a list of all of our partners and supporters visit Our Supporters page.