About OJJDP

OJJDP (Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention) within the U.S. Department of Justice administers the Tribal Youth Program (TYP) and the Tribal Juvenile Accountability Discretionary Grants (T-JADG), both of which support tribal efforts to improve juvenile justice systems for American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) youth. All federally recognized tribes are eligible to apply for these grants.

To date, over 200 individual tribes and 350 grantees have received critical funding through these programs through annual congressional appropriation. OJJDP offers all grantees and tribes training and technical assistance (T/TA) to facilitate program planning, enhancement, implementation, and evaluation around juvenile justice services.

For questions about OJJDP tribal youth initiatives, contact the OJJDP Tribal Team: Jennifer Tyson (Jennifer.Tyson@usdoj.gov), Patrick Dunckhorst (Patrick.Dunckhorst@usdoj.gov), Kara McDonagh (Kara.McDonagh@usdoj.gov), or Barbara Tatem-Kelley (barbara.kelley@usdoj.gov).