[Federal Register Volume 65, Number 122 (Friday, June 23, 2000)]
[Pages 39198-39203]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 00-15926]



Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

[OJP (OJJDP)-1269]

Program Announcement for Information Sharing To Prevent Juvenile 
Delinquency: A Training and Technical Assistance Approach

AGENCY: Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and 
Delinquency Prevention, Justice.

ACTION: Notice of solicitation.


SUMMARY: The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention 
(OJJDP) is requesting applications to provide training and technical 
assistance on information sharing to juvenile justice, education, 
health, child welfare, and other youth-serving systems or organizations 
that foster multidisciplinary, multiagency solutions to the problems of 
delinquent and at-risk youth. Instructional focus will include the 
legal, ethical, technical, and structural knowledge and skills 
necessary to ensure effective development and management of 
information-sharing systems within the context of integrated 
information architectures being developed in the justice, education, 
and health and human services communities. Training and technical 
assistance support is expected to facilitate cross-agency cooperation 
and improve systemic responses to children at risk and juveniles in the 
juvenile justice system.

DATES: Applications must be received by 5 p.m. ET on July 24, 2000.

ADDRESSES: Interested applicants must obtain an application kit from 
the Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse at 800-638-8736. The application kit 
is also available at OJJDP's Web site at www.ojjdp.ncjrs.org/grants/about.html#kit. (See ``Format'' and ``Delivery Instructions'' later 
in this announcement for instructions on required standards and the 
address to which applications must be sent).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gwendolyn Dilworth, Program Manager, 
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 202-514-4822. 
[This is not a toll-free number.]


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    The purpose of this program is to advance more effective and pro-
active responses to at-risk and juvenile-justice-system-involved 
juveniles and to support solutions to juvenile delinquency by providing 
training and technical assistance on information sharing to juvenile 
justice, education, health, child welfare, and other youth-serving 
systems or organizations that foster multidisciplinary, multiagency 
solutions. Instructional focus will include the legal, ethical, 
technical, and structural knowledge and skills necessary to ensure 
effective development and management of juvenile information-sharing 
systems within the context of integrated information architectures 
being developed in the justice, education, and health and human 
services communities.


    Information sharing is recognized as an essential tool for 
effectively providing justice, education, and health services by 
Federal, State, local, and tribal governments. In the past 5 years, 
advances in information technology have made electronic 
multidisciplinary and multiagency information sharing a possibility for 
large and small jurisdictions alike. Since 1997, the Office of Justice 
Programs (OJP) and its Bureaus (the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the 
Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the 
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), and the 
Office for Victims of Crime) have been supporting the development of 
integrated justice information sharing systems in State, local, and 
tribal jurisdictions. This effort, the OJP Integrated Justice 
Information Initiative, is striving to increase information sharing 
among justice agencies and between justice agencies and affiliated 
government agencies, such as education, health, welfare, 
transportation, and emergency management, through coordinated grant 
funding, award notice requirements, and training and technical 
    Since the early 1990's, public bodies, professional organizations, 
and business groups have been calling for greater interagency 
coordination to achieve a more comprehensive approach to providing 
services for children and families at risk (Soler, Shotton, and Bell, 
1993). This call for increased coordination fueled a growing belief 
that sharing pertinent ``need to know'' information among service 
providers strengthens the ability to provide comprehensive services to 
children and families. Integrated information sharing can also promote 
effective coordination of multiple services to foster better informed 
decisionmaking regarding juveniles, whether in the justice, education, 
or health and welfare contexts.
    Implementing integrated information sharing systems, however, is 
often impeded by barriers identified in juvenile justice and affiliated 
agencies. The barriers to effective juvenile information sharing are 
often attributed to concerns of confidentiality and privacy, blurred 
lines of authority, gaps in data integration, service fragmentation, 
and distrust and hostility among different agencies. Each of these 
barriers raises valid issues that must be carefully addressed in 
designing and implementing information-sharing systems.
    To better respond to a heightened concern over violent juvenile 
crime and delinquency in schools and communities, many justice, 
education, health, and other youth-serving agencies are seeking to 
integrate information-sharing capabilities. To assist these agencies in 
achieving integrated information sharing, OJJDP, the U.S. Department of 
Education, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are 
working collaboratively to provide coordinated juvenile information 
technology resources through a grant for technical assistance and 
training. Previous collaborative efforts funded by the Federal 
Government demonstrate the pivotal role of Federal agencies in 
facilitation a formal information-sharing process between State and 
local agencies. For example, Federal Government facilitation of 
information-sharing capabilities is demonstrated through the following 
     Through Safe Kids/Safe Streets, OJJDP and several other 
OJP components (Violence Against Women Office, Executive Office of Weed 
and Seed, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 
and Office for Victims of Crime) are supporting the reform of public 
and community systems that respond to child maltreatment. Cross-agency 
information sharing is a core component of the project. Five 
communities are exploring ways to improve communication across the 
juvenile justice, child welfare, health, and education systems in their 
jurisdiction to strengthen child abuse and neglect prevention and 
treatment efforts through multidisciplinary teams and cross-agency 
management information systems.
     In 1994, the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities 
Act (SDFS) was reauthorized as part of the Elementary and Secondary 
Schools Act (ESEA). The most significant change was the authorization 
of violence prevention activities. This focus on school safety was 
based on a growing recognition that schools needed to expand the types 
of prevention and early intervention activities they were developing to 
ensure safe, healthy, disciplined, and drug-free students. Since many 
of the issues pertaining to drug and violence prevention are 
interrelated, the amended SDFS encourages school districts to develop 
integrated programs that address student ``risk factors'' such as 
alcohol and other drug use and violent behavior. In response to this 
broadened programmatic authority, school districts have expanded the 
scope of their efforts by promoting various aspects of safety including 
drug prevention, violence prevention, hate crime prevention, 
counseling, mentoring programs, afterschool activities, truancy 
programs, conflict resolution, antibullying programs, gang prevention, 
family and community involvement, school security personnel, and 
installation of metal detectors.
     OJJDP's School Administrators for Effective Police, 
Prosecution, Probation Operations Leading to Improved Children and 
Youth Services (SAFE POLICY) Program stresses improved use of 
information by developing interagency agreements that call for 
information sharing and coordination of juvenile services. An intensive 
session for local executives of public and private agencies emphasizes 
information sharing as a method for improving the juvenile justice 
     In the wake of tragic multiple shootings in Arkansas, 
Colorado, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Oregon, last fall President 
Clinton convened the first-ever White House Conference on School Safety 
to exchange knowledge and ideas on ways to improve safety for students, 
schools, and communities. On April 1, 1999, the U.S. Departments of 
Education, Health and Human Services, and Justice announced an 
unprecedented collaborative effort, the Safe Schools/Healthy Students 
Initiative, to promote healthy childhood development and prevent 
violent behaviors. The intent of the initiative is to provide fully 
linked educational, mental health, law enforcement, juvenile justice, 
and social services.
    As these examples illustrate, youth-serving agencies and 
organizations are creating mechanisms for improving service delivery to 
children, their

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families, and their caregivers while raising awareness for broader 
``need to know'' information access and sharing capability across 
disciplinary and organizational sectors. Central to this theme is 
determining a process for planning, designing, and implementing 
integrated juvenile justice information-sharing systems within the 
legal, policy, and technology frameworks of the overall justice, 
education, and health communities. Developing this capability is 
essential to ensuring a seamless continuum of services for juveniles 
and their families, while minimizing gaps or service duplication.
    To develop this capability, practitioners require sufficient 
knowledge and skills to plan for, implement, and maintain multiagency, 
multijurisdictional information management systems. These skills 
include the ability to build partnerships between a variety of 
government agencies and service providers, comprehend and implement 
Federal, State, local, or tribal statutes and policies relating to 
juvenile information sharing, and understand integrated technology 
architecture design.
    Protecting children, providing needed health and mental health 
care, preventing delinquency, maintaining safe schools and communities, 
and ensuring accountability for juvenile offenders require effective 
information-sharing mechanisms across the spectrum of agencies 
responsible for influencing these outcomes. OJJDP and its Federal 
partners are uniquely positioned to assist in the coordination, 
development, and management of multidisciplinary, multiagency 
information-sharing systems through the design and delivery of select 
instructional training and technical assistance strategies. For these 
reasons, OJJDP, the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. 
Department of Health and Human Services have embarked on this 
collaborative project.


    To increase the capacity of State and local collaboratives to 
establish and manage effective multidisciplinary, multiagency 
information-sharing systems for the purpose of improving coordination, 
decisionmaking, and services to children at risk and their families.


     Promote and support coordination among partnering agencies 
and organizations such as juvenile courts, probation, attorneys, and 
juvenile detention and corrections; education; health, mental health, 
and social services; law enforcement; child protective services; youth 
advocacy and service agencies; the field of management systems; and 
faith-based institutions interested in starting or enhancing an 
information-sharing system.
     Develop and administer needs assessment instruments to 
determine skill, knowledge, and information deficiencies for each level 
of training to be conducted.
     Design an appropriate two-prong instructional approach 
based on findings from the assessments: Level one for jurisdictions 
interested in creating a multidisciplinary information-sharing system 
and Level two for jurisdictions interested in advancing existing 
     Design assessment tools to assist training team members in 
determining the following:
     Information needs of collaborating agencies and 
     Feasibility of establishing a multidisciplinary 
information-sharing system.
     Purpose of the project.
     Level of information to be shared.
     Partners to be involved in the sharing.
     Juvenile population to be the focus of information 
     Methods for securing information that comply with 
confidentiality mandates.
     Examine and develop solutions to the legal, ethical, 
technical, structural, and political challenges to sharing information, 
with special emphasis on medical/mental health information.
     Explore the role of formal agreements and protocols in 
fostering integrated information-sharing structures.
     Promote integrated information sharing among agencies and 
organizations to reduce the duplication of services provided by 
multiple systems and enhance the continuum of services for juveniles 
and their families.
     Design and conduct a series of 1- to 2-day trainings and 
followup assistance tailored to meet the specific needs of training 
     Construct training modules that can be adapted for use in 
other related training programs supported by the Federal partners, as 
     Provide uniform protocols for requesting training and 
technical assistance services.

Program Strategy

    OJJDP proposes to award a cooperative agreement of up to $500,000 
for a 2-year period to improve responses to at-risk juveniles and 
child/adolescent victims through administering centralized, national-
scope training and technical assistance. (Additional funding may be 
available in year 2). This training and technical assistance will focus 
on the legal, ethical, technical, and operational methodologies for 
advancing multidisciplinary, multiagency information-sharing efforts, 
while protecting individual rights. Regional trainings and technical 
assistance will explore methodologies that promote integrated 
information-sharing systems, while adhering to confidentiality and 
privacy law and policy.
    The Information Sharing Training/Technical Assistance (IS) grantee 
is expected to optimize training/technical assistance delivery by 
linking programmatic objectives and training coordination efforts with 
the instructional needs of participants. The grantee is expected to 
manage a two-prong team training approach, based on an assessment of 
needs, that will focus on (1) teams with marginal knowledge of how to 
design and implement integrated multidisciplinary, multiagency 
information-sharing systems, and (2) teams with experience in formal IS 
networks that are seeking ways to improve the efficacy and accuracy of 
their efforts. The grantee is expected to present a strategic design 
that incorporates these elements, fosters innovation, and clearly 
delineates the work to be accomplished during the project. The approach 
should also identify those areas of programmatic expertise that will be 
required to deliver training/technical assistance support and the 
process for recruiting and managing consultants who will provide this 
    Requisites for the IS grantee are a demonstrated ability to 
develop, staff, and manage a national-scope training/technical 
assistance effort with multiple dimensions within a short time frame; a 
capability to produce a range of general and tailored resource 
materials, curriculums, tools, and onsite interventions; and the 
ability to identify, recruit, utilize, and oversee a diverse consultant 
pool of content experts and trainers. These consultants should have 
expertise in areas such as the following:
     Federal and State statutes, policies, and provisions 
related to sharing information on juveniles, e.g., the Family 
Educational Rights and Privacy Act (1974), Youth Corrections Act 
(1977), Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Prevention, Treatment and 
Rehabilitation Act (1970), Drug Abuse and Treatment Act (1972), mental 
health confidentiality requirements, Computer Matching and Privacy 
Protection Act

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(1988), Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment and Adoption Reform Act 
(1977), and the Freedom of Information Act (1966).
     Conditions under which various government agencies and 
youth-serving organizations are legally allowed to share information 
and the legal barriers that prohibit the sharing of information.
     Exceptions to statutory requirements.
     Confidentiality and privacy issues.
     Multidisciplinary, multiagency information-sharing system 
development policy.
     Assessment and strategic planning.
     Team building.
     Problem solving.
     Technology-based solutions for serving children and 
families at risk.
     Development, maintenance, and cost-effective upgrades for 
information systems.
     Database management systems.
     Creation, implementation, and monitoring of formal 
information-sharing agreements/protocols.

Scope of Work

    The following delineates the work to be conducted under a 
cooperative agreement for purposes of designing and managing the IS 
    The grantee is responsible for developing a workplan, based on the 
elements set forth below, that describes how the training/technical 
assistance project will be structured to implement the IS project. It 
is anticipated that the IS project will commence on or about September 
15, 2000.

Task One

    Assess training needs to determine the specific skills, knowledge, 
information, and experiential levels of potential training/technical 
assistance recipients. Analysis of assessment data will inform the 
content, approach, and level of instructional delivery. Develop 
training curriculums and supporting materials.

Task Two

    Develop a marketing plan and schedule/timeline for the design and 
delivery of 12 to 15 regional trainings and onsite technical assistance 

Task Three

    Use the training and technical assistance protocols established by 
the Training and Technical Assistance Division of OJJDP to tailor the 
provision of training and technical assistance to adult learners. This 
will include providing a common set of protocols to assist trainees in 
conducting an information-sharing needs assessment in their community/
jurisdiction, developing technical assistance plans, establishing 
evaluation tools to assess the relevancy and learning transferability 
of the lessons provided, and developing a common structure for 
reporting the purpose and effectiveness of onsite technical assistance.

Task Four

    Develop and implement a procedure for delivering and reporting on 
assistance delivered by consultants.

Task Five

    Determine appropriate procedures to facilitate and expedite 
utilization of the consultant exchange database and other 
infrastructure elements to support the provision of training and 
technical assistance.

Task Six

    Develop a protocol for recording and reporting to OJJDP and its 
Federal partners major milestones of the project for the purpose of 
maintaining a current and focused training and technical assistance 

Task Seven

    Manage onsite and off-site technical assistance.

Task Eight

    Promote public awareness of training and technical assistance 
support for developing integrated juvenile information-sharing systems 
within the context of the OJP Integrated Justice Initiative and other 
initiatives under way at the Department of Education and the Department 
of Health and Human Services.


    In addition to elements identified in the strategy section of this 
document, the following describes additional deliverables required over 
the 24-month project period.
     A system that uses uniform protocols to assist trainees in 
assessing their information requirements, resources, potential 
partners, and liabilities.
     A consultant pool of trainers with diverse expertise on 
subject matters such as those listed previously in the ``Program 
Strategy'' section. The U.S. Department of Education's Family 
Compliance Office will direct the design and delivery of sessions that 
focus specifically on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 
1974. In other areas, peer mentoring (jurisdictions that have had some 
success in implementing multidisciplinary team IS systems) is 
     A minimum of 6-8 multidisciplinary, cross-sectoral team 
(3-4 persons) training workshops for designated representatives from 
State and local collaboratives that plan to initiate IS efforts and a 
minimum of 6-8 advanced workshops for IS collaboratives planning to 
enhance efforts currently under way. These regional team trainings will 
address the skills and knowledge deficiencies based on adult learning 
     A regularly updated training schedule that offers a range 
of site-specific training activities or events that will be announced 
throughout the country.
     A reporting system that provides summaries to the OJJDP 
Training and Technical Assistance Division (TTAD) program manager and 
Federal partners as part of each training and technical assistance 
activity through the project period.
     Curriculums that use a modular approach and are based on 
adult learning principles. One curriculum will focus on the provision 
of knowledge, skills, and information for collaboratives interested in 
initiating an IS effort. A second curriculum will focus on learners who 
are seeking ways to advance their information-sharing efforts already 
under way. Learners must be active in the process if learning is to be 
effective. Practice units that include scenarios, case studies, 
simulations, role-plays, and/or discussion forums will facilitate the 
application of the lessons in trainees' community/jurisdiction.
     A camera-ready monograph that outlines and reviews 
promising practices in multidisciplinary, multiagency information-
sharing policy development.
     Participant and trainer manuals for each training and 
technical assistance intervention and resource packets or other 
training aids, as appropriate.
     A task plan that recommends either an onsite or 
specialized technical assistance response.
     Semiannual accomplishment reports, describing major 
activities, milestones, schedules, areas of training and technical 
assistance provided and/or anticipated, constraints, program 
modifications, and lessons learned from the project and implications 
for the further advancement of program activities as required by OJJDP. 
These reports will be used to provide information about program 
progress and accomplishments to OJJDP and its Federal partners.
     Uniform protocols for assessing problems to be addressed 

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technical assistance and for evaluating the utility of the services 
     Marketing strategies to ensure national awareness and 
proper use of information-sharing resource materials Modifications may 
be proposed regarding the deliverables as assessments reveal new or 
different areas of skill deficiencies or if any are determined not to 
meet the objectives previously outlined as effectively and efficiently 
as an alternative approach would. Sufficient explanation should be 
provided to permit assessment of the merits of the proposed change. The 
project budget must realistically reflect costs associated with 
conducting the IS project.

Eligibility Requirements

    OJJDP invites applications from public and private agencies, 
organizations, institutions, or individuals. Private, for-profit 
organizations must agree to waive any profit or fee. Applicants must 
have strong, demonstrated experience in designing and administering 
national-scope training and technical assistance in areas that include 
legal, ethical, technical, and operational methodologies for advancing 
multidisciplinary, multiagency systems of information sharing.

Selection Criteria

    Applications will be rated by a peer review panel according to the 
criteria outlined below. A site visit may be conducted to confirm 
information provided in the application.

Problems(s) To Be Addressed (10 points)

    The applicant conveys a clear understanding of the purpose, work 
requirements, juvenile information-sharing efforts under way, and 
related issues addressed in this program announcement. In particular, 
the applicant presents a clear conceptualization of a training and 
technical assistance (TTA) approach that facilitates jurisdictional 
systems integration improvement, regional trainings, and product 
development. The applicant must, therefore, further demonstrate 
knowledge of both the leading systems-change and information 
integration methodologies and the problems they are designed to address 
and must convey an understanding of the expected results of these 
efforts and of possible barriers to their achievement.

Goals and Objectives (10 points)

    The goals and objectives for the project are clearly defined, 
measurable, and related directly to achieving this grant's stated 

Project Design (25 points)

    Applications must include a project design, indicating a workplan 
with specific tasks and procedures to be completed, projected 
performance schedules, expected accomplishments, and products. The 
performance schedule should include a chart that specifies each 
milestone, related tasks, lead staff responsible, and a time line with 
interim benchmark dates and dates for task completion. The design 
should correspond with the project's goals and objectives, the 
conceptualization of need, and product achievement identified in this 
program announcement. Project design elements should directly link to 
the achievement of specific objectives and must include protocols for 
assessment of technical assistance training needs, as well as the 
protocols that will be used in the actual delivery of technical 
assistance. It must also describe the process and structure that will 
be used for curriculum development with demonstration of how adult 
learning theory will be employed in its design. The project design 
should use information protocols for needs assessment, delivery of 
training and technical assistance, evaluation, tracking, and follow-up 
and should provide for curriculum development based on adult learning 
theory and delivery of the curriculum within the context of an 
interactive structure. Obstacles for achieving expected results should 
be identified with alternative plans and rationales included.
    OJJDP and its Federal partners will consider recommendations for 
modification and enhancement of the products to be delivered to 
accommodate cost considerations. Where such recommendations are made, 
justification and alternatives should be proposed. The competitiveness 
of applications will be enhanced when such modifications and/or 
enhancements reflect the concept and are sound and innovative.

Management and Organizational Capability

Project Management (25 points)
    The project's management structure and staffing are appropriate for 
the successful implementation and management of the grant. Areas to be 
considered include reasonableness of the staffing plan. Additionally, 
the applicant is expected to identify, recruit, and oversee a diverse 
consultant pool of content experts and trainers with expertise in areas 
such as statutes, policies, and provisions related to sharing 
information on juveniles; conditions under which partners are legally 
allowed to share information and the legal barriers that prohibit the 
sharing of information; exceptions to statutory requirements; 
confidentiality issues; multidisciplinary, multiagency information-
sharing systems development policy; assessment and strategic planning; 
team building; problem-solving; integrated technological systems; 
protection of confidential information; and creation, implementation, 
and monitoring of formal information-sharing agreements/protocols. In 
addition to expertise in systems improvement, key project staff must 
also demonstrate at least 5 years of experience in program management, 
training design and delivery, technical assistance and consultation, 
and production development. Resumes of known staff must be included in 
the appendix. For proposed staff, the applicant must include resumes 
and letters of commitment in the appendix. For positions that are not 
designated for identified staff, job descriptions and staff 
qualifications must be included.
Organizational Capability (20 points)
    Organizational ability to administer the project successfully 
should be demonstrated in the application. The documentation should 
include organizational experience in the subject areas described under 
the program strategy and with projects of the type and scope described.
    Applicants must also describe and demonstrate an organizational 
infrastructure that would support the technological and resource 
requirements of this project. Applicants may find it more cost 
effective to establish contractual relationships for technical or 
specialized functions required under the grant.
Budget (10 points)
    Applicants must provide a proposed budget and budget narrative that 
are complete, detailed, reasonable, allowable, and cost effective in 
relation to the activities to be undertaken. For budget purposes, 
applicants should plan to conduct at least four technical assistance 


    The narrative must not exceed 35 pages in length (excluding forms, 
assurances, and appendixes) and must be submitted on 8\1/2\- by 11-inch 
paper, double spaced on one side of the paper in a standard 12-point 
font. This is necessary to maintain fair and uniform

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standards among all applicants. If the narrative does not conform to 
these standards, OJJDP will deem the application ineligible for 

Award Period

    This project will be funded for a 2-year budget and project period.

Award Amount

    Up to $500,000 is available for this 2-year budget and project 

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number

    For this program, the CFDA number, which is required on Standard 
Form 424, Application for Federal Assistance, is 16.542. This form is 
included in the OJJDP Application Kit, which can be obtained by calling 
the Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse at 800-638-8736 or sending an e-mail 
request to [email protected]. The Application Kit is also available 
online at www.ojjdp.ncjrs.org./grants/about.html#kit.

Coordination of Federal Efforts

    To encourage better coordination among Federal agencies in 
addressing State and local needs, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) 
is requesting applicants to provide information on the following: (1) 
Active Federal grant award(s) supporting this or related efforts, 
including awards from DOJ; (2) any pending application(s) for Federal 
funds for this or related efforts; and (3) plans for coordinating any 
funds described in items (1) or (2) with the funding sought by this 
application. For each Federal award, applicants must include the 
program or project title, the Federal grantor agency, the amount of the 
award, and a brief description of its purpose.
    ``Related efforts'' is defined for these purposes as one of the 
    1. Efforts for the same purpose (i.e., the proposed award would 
supplement, expand, complement, or continue activities funded with 
other Federal grants).
    2. Another phase or component of the same program or project (e.g., 
to implement a planning effort funded by other Federal funds or to 
provide a substance abuse treatment or education component within a 
criminal justice project).
    3. Services of some kind (e.g., technical assistance, research, or 
evaluation) to the program or project described in the application.

Delivery Instructions

    All application packages must be mailed or delivered to the Office 
of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, c/o Juvenile Justice 
Resource Center, 2277 Research Boulevard, Mail Stop 2K, Rockville, MD 
20850; 301-519-5535. Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be 
accepted. Note: In the lower left-hand corner of the envelope, you must 
clearly write ``Information Sharing To Prevent Juvenile Delinquency: A 
Training and Technical Assistance Approach.''

Due Date

    Applicants are responsible for ensuring that the original and five 
copies of the application package are received by 5 p.m. ET on July 24, 


    For further information, contact Gwendolyn Dilworth, Program 
Manager, Training and Technical Assistance Division, 202-514-4822, or 
send an e-mail inquiry to [email protected].


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    Dated: June 20, 2000.
John J. Wilson,
Acting Administrator, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency 
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