The following list was compiled by Scott Peterson of YouthBuild USA and Global Youth Justice, a link to contact Scott is located at the bottom of this list. If you find any of the links to be broken please contact both Scott and Rutgers SDFSC so that we can correct the problem. If you have any links that you think might be beneficial to others please contact Scott to have them included on the list.


Rutgers Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Project provide this information as a service to our site members. Inclusion on this list does not constitute the direct or indirect endorsement of any of the listed resources by the Rutgers Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Project

100’s of them…..

Hundreds of Links to Funding and Resources to include both public and private resources and links to get connected to the Criminal and Juvenile Justice System, Foster Care System, Youth Service, Youth Employment and much more.

Register with Grants.Gov
Find Grant Opportunities on Grants.Gov
Developing Quality Grant Proposals

Federal Grants Catalog at the Office of Faith and Community-Based Initiatives


Federal Financial Grants Management Training – Calendar w/Locations.

The White House – Office of the President
Office of Public Liaison at the White House
The White House Blog – Latest News !

Office of National and Drug Control Policy at the White House (DFC Grants)

U.S. Government Departments – Full Listing.
Office of Justice Programs at USDOJ

Community Capacity Development Office at the Office of Justice Programs

State Contacts for Office of Justice Programs Funding
Funding Opportunities from the Office of Justice Programs

Reentry Web-Site from U.S. Department’s of Labor, Justice and more.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

State Contacts for Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Funding


Funding from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention


National Training and Technical Assistance Center for Juvenile Justice

Recovery Acting BJA State Allocations – Map
Funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance at OJP/USDOJ
Funding from the National Institute of Justice at OJP/USDOJ
Funding from the Office of Victims of Crime at OJP/USDOJ
National Center for Victims of Crime
National Institute of Justice at the OJP/USDOJ
Office of Violence Against Women at USDOJ
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services at USDOJ
The National Criminal Justice Reference Center

Grants and Funding from the National Criminal Justice Reference Service

Juvenile Justice Today (JJTODAY) at Youth Today.
Stimulus Funds and Youth Work Site on Youth Today

Funding Opportunities at the Administration for Children, Youth and Families/USDHHS


Opening Funding Resources from the Administration for Children, Youth and Families (ACYF)


Funding Opportunities at the Family and Youth Services Bureau at ACYF


Funding by Category at Administration for Children, Youth and Families (ACYF)

National Clearinghouse on Families & YouthBuild USA

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at USDHHS


Outstanding Juvenile Justice Consultant – Ms. Marion Mattingly


Center for Substance Abuse Prevention at SAMHSA within USDHHS

Health Resources and Service Administration at USDHHS
The Center for Mental Health Services at USDHHS
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at the USDOT
U.S. Department of Education State Contact Information
Funding Opportunities at the U.S. Department of Education
Education Resource Directory for all USDOE
Office of Vocational and Adult Education

Center for Disease Control – One of the Federal Governments Best Agencies!

Correctional Education Association

Employment and Training Administration at the U.S. Department of Labor

Department of Labor – Shared Youth Vision Approach.
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)

CNCS Programs – AmeriCorps, SeniorCorps, Learn and Serve and VISTA, etc..


CNCS Programs – Martin Luther King Day, Next Generation and Challenge Grants, etc..

Be a Peer Reviewer for CNCS
The Foundation Center On-Line
USA Freedom Corps                         
United States Sentencing Commission

Connect for Kids – Join the Update – a leading National E-News !


Crime and Justice News by Criminal Justice Journalists – Daily News (outstanding)


The Crime Report - Check it out – great daily news and more !

The Future of Children

The Brookings Institution and the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton


The Administration for Children, Youth and Families – Become a Peer Reviewer


American Youth Policy Forum – Resources, Research, E-News and Capitol Hill Forums


Campaign for Youth Justice – Get Involved to stop trying youth under 18 as Adults!

Children’s Defense Fund – Cradle to Prison Pipeline Campaign

The Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) – Join and/or learn about CJJ!

Coalition for Juvenile Justice State Contacts

Contact Your Members of Congress, State Governors, State Legislature, etc..

National Criminal Justice Association - Are you a Member?
Family Justice, Inc.

The National Partnership for Juvenile Services: Juvenile Detention and Corrections


Grant Station – an Interactive Grant Web-Site to help write and locate grants


Youth Service America (National Service Briefing, Grants, Resources, etc..)


Global Youth Service Day is the world’s largest service event – get your youth involved.


Interagency Panel on Juvenile Justice – A Global Effort – Outstanding.

National Association of Peer Programs

National Fund for Workforce Solutions: Improve employment, labor, training for low-income.

National Youth Leadership Council
Reentry Policy Council – great Resources – High Quality.
The Justice Center at the Council of State Governments
Prisoner Reentry Initiative at John Jay College

Youth Today-The Largest Independent National Newspaper on Youth Issue more – Join today.

Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement

Mentor More Youth – The National Website Dedicated to helping you Recruit Mentors


Big Brothers Big Sisters of America – Become a Big for Little !

Top consultant on Mentoring – Dr. Susan Weinberger
Mentor Resource Center

Act 4 Juvenile Justice –Getting the Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Act Reauthorized

Association for Conflict Resolution Education

National Office of Communities in Schools – Helping Kids Stay in School

National Bar Association
National Youth for Justice – Teaching Youth about the Law
Street Law, Inc.

Division for Public Education at the American Bar Association

Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago
After School Alliance

Center for Workforce Development at the Institute for Education Leadership

National Youth Employment Coalition
National Child Labor Committee
National Network for Youth - Giving Homeless Youth a Voice
National Network of Youth Ministries

Peer Review for the Health Resources and Services Administration at HHS


Peer Review for the Substance and Mental Health Services Administration at HHS

Apply to a consultant for OJJDP at the NTTAC
Join the Juvenile Justice Committee at the ABA

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library – The Largest Private National Reading Program in the U.S.

Start a local Imagination Library Chapter – email

The Historic Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans is an ideal and affordable location for Conferences, Trainings and your Meetings. Support New Orleans – they still need us.

America’s Promise Alliance – Join the Alliance!

The Corps Network – Strengthening America through Service and Conservation.

Students Against Drunk Driving
Recording Artists Against Drunk Driving
National Alliance to End Homelessness
PAX United – Conflict Resolution, Mediation and much more!

First Book – providing disadvantaged children with books and more


National Council to Prevent Delinquency – Outstanding Anti-Graffiti Resources

The Sentencing Project
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
National Organization for Youth Safety

UNICEF – Support the United Nation’s Fund for the Most Vulnerable Children and Youth.

Public Private Ventures
Brooklyn Academy of Music
The Special Olympics. Find your State and Local Branch and Get Involved!

The 16th Annual Education and Law Conference in Maine this July 19-23, 2009

Save the Children
Global Youth Enterprise Conference in 2009
National Association of Police Athletic Leagues
Criminal & Juvenile Justice, Foster Care, Youth Development, Service and more !

The Foundations Center – Listing of the top 100 Foundations with Links.

The Foundation Directory On-Line – need to be subscribed.
State and Local Foundation Directories

Grantmakers for Education Lists – About 150 Foundation Links!

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Casey Family Programs
Charles Lafitte Foundation
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
A link to the full submission guidelines is here
Contact person/people: The letter of inquiry can be submitted on-line
Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation
Deer Creek Foundation
Eckerd Family Foundation
Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
George Gund Foundation
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
Hitachi Foundation
The JEHT Foundation will be missed.

***The JEHT Foundation was a leader in funding Criminal and Juvenile Justice projects and sadly the public lost the JEHT Foundation as a result of the evil crook named Bernie Madoff !

Knight Foundation

Submission Requirements: Complete on-line letter of inquiry.   It is located at  

Lumina Foundation
MacArthur Foundation is the email.

Open Society Institute (1 of 2)

Sentencing & Incarceration Alternatives– U.S. Justice Fund

Open Society Institute (2 of 2)
The After Prison Initiative – U.S. Justice Fund
Public Welfare Foundation
Smith Richardson Foundation
Submission Requirements

William T. Grant Foundation

The Pew Charitable Trusts
Ford Foundation
Maurice Falk Fund
Rockefeller Brothers Foundation
The Tow Foundation
Surdna Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Omidyar Network

The Carnegie Foundation

Youth Justice Funding Collaborative
Fund for Education Excellence
Looking for a job or know someone who is?

Improving Boards, Committees
and more in the Private and Public Sector

Developing Advisory Boards
Developing A Board of Directors
What is Stakeholder Involvement?

A Guide to Successful Public-Private Partnerships for Youth Programs


Planning Guides – The 10 Step Guide to Planning a Youth Program

Creating a Quality Program
One Day in the Life of a Program Coordinator
National Youth Development Information Center
Starting an Effective Out-of-School Program
Getting Your Youth Advisory Group from Here to There
Board Development, Training, Accountability & Governance
Better Board Development – Effective Non-Profit Boards
10 “Stop” Signs on the Road to Board Recruitment

The U.K Launches their first Peer Panel/Youth Court in England.

A big thank you to Mr. Simon Evans and the staff at NACRO !!!

The Next Big Thing: Teen Courts in America

Join to be launched on September 1, 2009 – join more than 6,840 already subscribed to get the new Monthly E-News around the world on Youth Court, Teen Court, Peer Court, Student Court and Youth Peer Panels.  To “subscribe” send an email to – this is an initiative of the new Global Youth Justice, LLC from Scott Peterson.


Technical Assistance and Training on Youth Court and Teen Court is available by emailing


The National Data Collection Report on Youth Court and Teen Court by George Washington University – The Hamilton Fish Institute is available here for free:


The upcoming new Global Youth Justice Website on Youth Court and Teen Court – to be launched on September 1, 2009.


The 1st Report to the Nation on Youth Courts and Teen Courts: 42 pages


ABC Worldwide News Broadcast of the Federal Grantmaking Scandal at the United States Department of Justice in 2008.   Emmy Award winning ABC Investigative Journalist Mr. Brian Ross and Justice Department whistleblower Scott Peterson with Mr. Earl Dunlap, CEO of the National Partnership for Juvenile Services. See what the Bush administration was doing with our tax payer dollars – not even our most vulnerable children and youth were off limits for these fools and Bush appointed OJJDP Administrator J. Robert Flores and OJJDP Career Deputy Administrator Marilyn Roberts. 


Youth Today and the Breaking News Story from Patrick Boyle that exposed the OJJDP Grant Making Scandal – read all about – see the actual government scoring charts that were disregarded in favor of kick-backs and cronyism and no-bid contracts.  


YouthBuild USA – one of America’s Premiere National Non-Profits Making a Difference like so many other of the awesome groups listed on this resource list.


To contact Scott B. Peterson:

Scott B. Peterson
National Director
Criminal and Juvenile Justice
YouthBuild USA
58 Day Street
Somerville, MA 02144
begins on 9/1/09 (Office) 202-468-3790
Scott B. Peterson
President and Founder
Global Youth Justice, LLC
19 Henderson Street
Somerville, MA 02144
(Office) 202-468-3790

Email Scott Peterson with any links you would like to suggest to be added to this list.

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