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Juvenile Delinquency Prevention-Pre-Charge Diversion Funding Opportunity


CJJP applied for and was awarded $1.542 million in Delinquency Prevention grant funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, to expand pre-charge diversion in Iowa over the next five years.  The Juvenile Justice Advisory Council has invested an additional $52,000 for a total contribution of $1,594,177.  


The goal of the Delinquency Prevention grants program is to help youth avoid involvement in delinquency in reducing risk factors and enhancing protective factors in their schools, communities, and families.  Iowa's strategy towards this goal is to invest in the development of new or expanded pre-charge diversion programs.  

  • Where to apply:
    • Program Area:  Juvenile Delinquency Prevention
    • Program Area Code:  JDP
    • Agency:  Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning
  • Name:  Juvenile Delinquency Prevention
  • Application Information & Instructions (pdf)
  • FAQ's:   Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact: 
  • Application deadline:   May 27, 2022 4:30 p.m.
  • Grant Period:  July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023 ($50,000)
                              July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024 ($50,000)
                              July 1, 2024 through December 31, 2024 ($25,000)

    In 2024, a second round of funding opportunities will be available for new communities to broaden the availability of pre-charge diversion in Iowa.  Communities funded in the first round will not be considered for funding in the second round.

Funding Opportunity Kick-Off

Other Resources

  • EZA application- This data tool will help potential applicants in developing an understanding of juvenile allegations, complaints, and the prevalence of racial and ethnic disparities.  
  • Iowa Pre-Charge Diversion Toolkit- The Center for Children’s Law and Policy (CCLP) assisted Iowa to research effective and evidence-based pre-charge diversion policies, practices, and programs for youth. One of the resulting products from this partnership was a toolkit for communities to use as they implement and scale up pre-charge diversion programs.