The CSWE Public Policy Initiative (PPI) is sharing a funding opportunity announcement from the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs, of which the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is a member agency. The PPI is able to provide high-level context about this opportunity.
Under a contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is issuing a call for research proposals for youth participatory action research (YPAR). This call for research supports the federal Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs, of which the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is a member agency. The purpose of this call for research is to educate adults who work with youth about the experience of having an incarcerated parent, and to amplify youth voice about strategies that work to address challenges of having or had an incarcerated parent can create.
The goals of this call for research are to "understand the research priorities and to advance knowledge about the issues affecting children and youth who have or have had an incarcerated parent (COIP), and to engage youth with this experience as full partners in doing the research and disseminating those results" and "present the findings to the field in order to apply the knowledge gained by the YPAR to improve practices and support policymakers and practitioners in the field of working with children and youth who have or have had an incarcerated parent."
The proposed research must focus on issues faced by children and youth who have or had an incarcerated parent. Youth are defined as those between the ages of 10 and 24 years old. Proposals are encouraged to develop a topic, research questions, and research methods in coordination with children and youth who have lived experience as child of an incarcerated parent.
Research projects consist of primary or secondary research, or a hybrid of the two. Possible project research can include:
Proposal Submission Deadline: December 10, 2020
Funding amount: Up to $50,000 subcontract each for two accepted proposals (including up to $5,000 for travel expenses).
Eligibility: All applicant award recipients must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
The full funding opportunity solicitation is attached below.
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