Youth Reinvestment Grant Program

The YRG grant program is aimed at diverting youth from initial or subsequent contact with the juvenile justice system using approaches that are evidence-based, culturally relevant, trauma-informed, and developmentally appropriate. Grant funds will be used to target underserved communities. Grantees include local government agencies and community-based organizations. Local government agencies must pass through 90 percent of awarded funds to community-based organizations who will deliver diversion services. All grantees must provide diversion and alternative-sanction programs, academic- and vocational-education services, mentoring, behavioral health services, and/or mental health services.